Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and “Nashville” based her lyrics for this song on a 19th-century slave’s memoir.
Susan Rose wrote on Youtube:
This skillfully crafted song is based on an actual incident recounted in The Slaves War, by Andrew Ward, page 47.
This performance is an excerpt from an episode of “David Holt’s State of Music,” a series for public TV distributed nationally by PBS.
Here’s the video:
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