“I Am Sold and Going to Georgia”


"O! When shall we poor souls be free? When shall these slavery chains be broken? I am sold and going to Georgia, Will go go along with me." The singer has lost his wife and child. He bids farewell, and says, "Go sound the jubilee."


Greenway, for some reason, is convinced that this is of white origin. I suppose it is possible, but it clearly refers to the plight of the Black slave. - RBW


  1. Greenway-AFP, pp. 95-96, "I Am Sold and Going to Georgia" (1 text)
  2. BI, Grnw095


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1953
Found in: US