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Old 11-17-2005, 11:57 AM   #31
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Originally posted by U2democrat
It was probably sung by the slaves, as they often sang to pass time, and many of their songs had code to diss the master or pass along news about escapes and such.
Sounds like some useful history that could have been included instead of striking it all out.

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:18 PM   #32
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What melon said.

plus: I am all for preserving all these songs. If that was an Leadbelly thing, well you see.. I am all for the preservation of worksongs and Blues. Blues is sad.

Music is always an expression of culture and often enough, it displays the social and cultural background of the society the performer came from.

However, people still listen to songs like Brown Sugar by the Stones, which is openly racist as well.

If someone felt offended by that song for its usage in a school, I´m all for replacing it.

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