Many Thousand Gone

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Many Thousand Gone was a popular African-American song during the Civil War, sung by slaves fleeing plantations and heading to the Union Army camps.
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Mathew Brady, Escaped slaves at General Lafayette's headquarters, 1862
An illustration for the story Many Thousand Gone by the author Anonymous
Mathew Brady, Escaped slaves at General Lafayette's headquarters, 1862
An illustration for the story Many Thousand Gone by the author Anonymous
No more auction block for me,
No more, no more;
No more auction block for me,
Many thousand gone.

No more peck of corn for me,
No more, no more;
No mroe peck of corn for me,
Many thousand gone.

No more driver's lash for me,
No more, no more;
No more driver's lash for me,
Many thousand gone.

No more pint o' salt for me,
No more, no more;
No more pint o' salt for me,
Many thousand gone.

No more hundred lash for me,
No more, no more;
No more hundred lash for me,
Many thousand gone.

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