Saturday, August 1, 2015

No More Auction Block

No more auctioning,
No more whips or slavery.
We've had too many.

This is a spiritual sung by slaves in the 19th century who escaped to Canada and won their freedom. Bob Dylan's version, which was released on the Bootleg Series's first volume, was recorded in concert in 1962. The words are clear enough. The tune is more or less the same as what Dylan used for "Blowin' in the Wind."

No more auction block for me
No more, no more
No more auction block for me
Many thousands gone

No more driver's lash for me
No more, no more
No more driver's lash for me
Many thousands gone

No more whip lash for me
No more, no more
No more pint of salt for me
Many thousands gone

No more auction block for me
No more, no more
No more auction block for me
Many thousands gone



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