Nursery Rhymes

I want to go home

I want to go home Lyrics

The words and lyrics of this African American Spiritual begin with "Dere's no rain to wet you" as the first line of the song. The words, tune and lyrics of the "I want to go home" song were passed on verbally and the names of the author and composer are therefore unknown.

I want to go home Song Meaning and History
The history of the "I want to go home" song lyrics date back to the Slave Plantations between the 1600's to 1800's. Meaning: The song was sung as a work song by slaves as a reference to accompany tasks in the fields such as hoeing, plowing, harvesting crops and picking cotton. Such work was relentless, no matter what the weather, and in the worst of conditions memories and stories about their original homes and life in Africa were remembered. the words "Dere's no whips a-crackin" is a direct reference to the harsh treatment they received at the hands of the plantation overseers. We have placed "I want to go home" in the category of African American Spirituals, aka Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs.

I want to go home Song
Title: I want to go home *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Category: Slave Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro Spirituals

I want to go home Lyrics

Dere's no rain to wet you,
O, yes, I want to go home.

Dere's no sun to burn you,
O, yes, I want to go home.

O, push along, believers,
O, yes, I want to go home.

Dere's no hard trials,
O, yes, I want to go home.

Dere's no whips a-crackin',
O, yes, I want to go home.

My brudder on de wayside,
O, yes, I want to go home.

O, push along, my brudder,
O, yes, I want to go home.

Where dere's no stormy weather,
O, yes, I want to go home.

Dere's no tribulation,
O, yes, I want to go home.

Information about the Song
Title of Song: I want to go home
Author of Lyrics: Unknown
Nationality of Author: African American
Name of Music Composer: Unknown
Song Category: Slave Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro Spirituals
First Line of Song: "Dere's no rain to wet you"
First Publication Date: 1867. The lyrics of the song were first published in 'Slave Songs of the United States'.

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