The Plantation Song


I got nothin' but time on my hands
as I work the fields all day long
O Lord, come and free my soul
whenever I sing this here plantation song

I wanna be free
Take me to your mountain top
I wanna feel glee
I heard Canaan is a beautiful spot

I've worked so hard for so many years,
it's a crying shame to be so sad
I've tried real hard to hold back these tears,
try not to rattle these here chains,
try not to stay so bitterly mad

I just wanna be free
Take a walk to your mountain top
It would make me and my wife so happy
We both believe Canaan is a beautiful spot

Time always seems to pass so fast
whenever I sing this here plantation song
I know one day you gonna come back
O Lord, to make right this awful wrong

You gonna set me free
so I can go rejoicing
and singing on your mountain top
Me and my whole family
will tell everyone that Canaan is a heavenly spot

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