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Rated: 18+ · Book · Spiritual · #2170111
This blog contains responses to blog prompts, & thoughts on spiritual or religious themes
#974792 added February 3, 2020 at 4:32pm
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The Soundtrack of Your Life: Day 3 - Motherless Child
Kamál (Perfection), 16 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Monday, February 3, 2020

Artist: Paul Robeson
Title: Motherless Child


Lyrics1

Sometime I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
And sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long ways from home
A long ways from home

Come my brother
A long ways from home
A long ways from home

Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
A long ways from home
A long ways from home

Come my brother
A long ways from home
A long ways from home

For the past few days the first line of this Negro spiritual has been running through my head. I don't know where or when I first heard this song. I'm not even sure it was Paul Robeson who I first heard singing it. "Motherless Child", also called "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"  , has been recorded by several different artist. I'm not going to attempt to remember when or where I first heard it, nor am I going to attempt to remember who I first heard singing it, because Paul Robeson's version is my favorite.

Paul Robeson   was singer, actor, social activist, lawyer, and athlete. Mr. Robeson accomplished a great deal in his life. He needs to be remembered because of his social activism and his rich bass baritone voice,

I don't know why "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child" is running through my mind. It could be because I've been depressed and the song resonates with what I'm going through. I know that there have been times in my life when the song lyrics running through my mind have something to do with the my emotions.

Footnotes
1  http://www.songlyrics.com/paul-robeson/sometimes-i-feel-like-a-motherless-child-...


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