Underground Railroad Research Forum
Re: Follow the Drinking Gourd
In Response To: Re: Follow the Drinking Gourd ()
I am researching the song, "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and would be interested in any historic information on the song. I am familiar with the Parks articles, its various reprints, and its arrangement and recordings by the Weavers, first in 1951. Specifically, I would like to know of any evidence, pro or con, about whether the song indeed originally dated from the 1800s.
I have separately asked Mr. Windham, the author of the Tuscaloosa News to identify the "new breed of scholars who challenge the authenticity of both the song and Parks’ story."