On My Way To Canada - Song Of The Free


There are many printed examples of this song in the pages of abolitionist newspapers and broadsides of the 1850s. It's sometimes called "Song of The Free" - sometimes, "Going Up To Canada".

It was intended to be sung to the tune "Oh Susannah" by Stephen Foster. I've never seen an author credited for this song.

Ian Robb sings his take of "Song of The Free" in the sound file linked below.


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Title On My Way To Canada - Song Of The Free
Subject Politics & Conflict African-Canadian
Year 1852
Locale Southwestern
Keywords Sandwich Song Of The Free Stephen Foster Windsor

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