I'M ON MY WAY
(trad./ALMANAC SINGERS) (1942)


THE ALMANAC SINGERS, 1942: BESS HAWES, PETE SEEGER, MILLARD LAMPELL, WOODY GUTHRIE, ARTHUR STERN, SIS CUNNINGHAM (left to right)


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Lyrics as printed in ANTI-FASCIST SONGS of the ALMANAC SINGERS (mimeographed songbook, c. 1942)


a song from "underground railroad" days --
as sung these days by the ALMANAC SINGERS

I'm on my way (I'm on my way)
And I won't turn back! (and I won't turn back!)
I'm on my way (I'm on my way)
And I won't turn back! (and I won't turn back!)
I'm on my way, great God!
I'm on my way!

I'm on my way to Freedom land (3X)
I'm on my way, great God, Etc.

I asked my brother (sister) to come with me -- (3X)
I'm on my way, Etc.

If he (she) says no, I'll go alone -- (3X)
I'm on my way, Etc.

I ask my boss to let me go -- (3X)
I'm on my way, Etc.

If he says no, I'll go anyhow -- (3X)
I'm on my way, Etc.

(VERSES 7 & 8 REPEAT 1 & 2)


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