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Afternoon Song – Tell Me How Long

July 10, 2016

The Canton Spirituals sweet, full harmonies and their silky, smooth arrangements on a song like “Tell Me How Long” are so good that you can miss the centuries-deep pain and suffering from which their music grows. That’s why you’ve got to listen to the words:

Tell me how long will it be?
Before the children…shall be free

Lord, I’m tired of being lied on,
Tired of being ‘buked and scorned;
How long will it be?

Otherwise you might miss the fact that after a week like this, it’s the kind of song that can help you go on just a little bit further. (Some weeks that’s all you can do.)

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