Free at Last Lyrics
The words and lyrics of this
African American Spiritual begin with "Free at
last, free at last, I thank God I'm free at last" as the first
line of the song. The words, tune and lyrics of the "Free at Last"
song were passed on verbally and the names of the
author and composer are therefore unknown.
Free at Last Song Meaning and History
The history of the "Free at Last"
song lyrics date back to the end of the American
Civil War (1861 - 1865). Meaning: The joyful lyrics
to this song were sung by slaves
are a reaction to the end of the Civil War and the
heartfelt relief that the end of slavery and the
beginning of freedom was in sight. We have placed
"Free at Last" in the category of African American Spirituals, aka Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs.
Free at Last Song
Title: Free at Last *** Name
of Composer: Unknown *** Name
Author / Writer of Lyrics:
Unknown *** Category: Slave
Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro
Information about the
Title of Song: Free at Last
Author of Lyrics: Unknown
Nationality of Author:
Music Composer: Unknown
Song Category: Slave Songs
aka African American
Spirituals or Negro
First Line of Song: "Free
at last, free at last, I
thank God I'm free at last"
First Publication Date:
1867. The lyrics of the song were first published in 'Slave Songs of the United States'.