Lincoln Freed Me Today (The Slave)
Been a slave most all my life

sos my kids and sos my wife

Ive been working on the Colonels farm

Aint been mistreated, aint done no harm

Ill be a slave to my grave

No need of me being free.

Recollect when I was just fourteen

Freedom use to be my biggest dream

Im older now, lot wiser too

If I was free what would I do

The Colones right good to me

Hes taken care of my family.

The Colonel rode the buggy in from town

Hitched the horse and called us all around

Said he couldnt keep us here no more

I saw a tear as he walked toward the door

Oh Dear God, what did he say?

Lincoln freed me today.

David Patton

Published by Rolling Meadows Music

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