Afternoon Song – Tell Me How Long
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?