Get Off the Track!

Something for the weekend.  Get Off The Track! by the Hutchinson Family Singers, a family group of singers who were very popular in the North during the 1840’s, 1850’s and 1860’s.  They were fiery abolitionists and this song became the anthem of the crusade against slavery in the US.

Ho! the car, Emancipation,
Rides majestic thro’ our nation
Bearing on its train, the story
Liberty! a nation’s glory.

Roll it along! Roll it along!
Roll it along! thro’ the nation
Freedom’s car, Emancipation

Roll it along! Roll it along!
Roll it along! thro’ the nation
Freedom’s car, Emancipation.

Men of various predilections,
Frightened, run in all directions;
Merchants, editors, physicians,
Lawyers, priests and politicians.

Get out of the way! Get out of the way!
Get out of the way! every station,
Clear the track of ‘mancipation.

Get out of the way! Get out of the way!
Get out of the way! every station,
Clear the track of ‘mancipation.

All true friends of emancipation,
Haste to freedom’s rail road station;
Quick into the cars get seated,
All is ready, and completed.

Put on the steam! Put on the steam!
Put on the steam! All are crying,
And the liberty flags are flying.

Put on the steam! Put on the steam!
Put on the steam! All are crying,
And the liberty flags are flying.

Hear the mighty car wheels humming!
Now look out! the engine’s coming!
Church and statesmen! hear the thunder!
Clear the track! or you’ll fall under.

Get off the track! Get off the track!
Get off the track! all are singing,
While the liberty bell is ringing.

Get off the track! Get off the track!
Get off the track! all are singing,
While the liberty bell is ringing.

See the people run to meet us;
At the depots thousands greet us;
All take seats with exultation,
In the car, Emancipation.

Huzza! Huzza! Huzza! Huzza!
Huzza! Huzza! Emancipation
Soon will bless our happy nation.

Huzza! Huzza! Huzza! Huzza!
Huzza! Huzza! Emancipation
Soon will bless our happy nation.

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