Drinking Gourd 13×24″ Screenprint

This song, which circulated in the plantations of slavery-era United States, contained coded instructions for escaping slavery through the “Underground Railroad,” a network of supporters and safe houses.  The poster is a stunning blue screenprint on cream colored paper.

“The Drinking Gourd”

When the sun come back / When the first quail call / Then the time is come / Follow the drinking gourd

Follow the drinking gourd / Follow the drinking gourd / For the old man say / Follow the drinking gourd

The rivers bank is a very good road / The dead trees show the way / Left foot, peg foot going on / Follow the drinking gourd

The river ends a-tween two hills / Follow the drinking gourd / Another river on the other side / Follow the drinking gourd

When the little river / Meet the great big one / The old man waits / Follow the drinking gourd



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