Former slave sings ‘I Surrender’

I Surrender — download the Mp3 (514mb) and listen to Wallace (former slave) singing it

Oh, let me come on i-in.
I surrender, and open the door.
Let me come in open up.
Yeah, let me come i-inn.
Oh, let me come i-i-i-innn.
I surrender, yes open the door, and let me come in.
I said baby don’t you cry, mothers and father are born to die.
I surrender [recording gets stuck].
Oh, let me come i-inn.
I surrender and open the door and let me come in.

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Interview with Wallace Quarterman, Fort Frederica, St. Simons Island, Georgia, June 1935

Digital Id

afc9999001-t0342a
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc9999001.t0342a

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