From the album Mangle the Tango

Acoustic Guitar – Pam Mark Hall
Blues Harmonica – TJ Klay
Electric Guitar, Tambourine – Roy Salmond
Bass – Tony Maryatt
Drums – Randall Stoll
Background Vocals – The Sojourners: Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland

Lyrics

Harriet Tubman
Written by Walter Robinson

One night I dreamed I was in slavery
‘Bout 1850 was the time
Sorrow was the only sign
Nothin’ around to ease my mind
Out of the night appeared a lady
Leading a distant pilgrim band
First mate she yelled pointing her hand
Make room aboard for this young woman

Chorus

She said:
Come on up I got a lifeline
Come on up to this train of mine
Come on up I got a lifeline
Come on up to this train of mine
She said her name was Harriet Tubman
And she drove for the underground railroad

Hundreds of miles we travelled onward
Gatherings slaves from town to town
Seeking every lost and found
Setting those free that once were bound

Somehow my heart was growing weaker
I fell by the wayside sinking sand
Firmly did this lady stand
She lifted me up and took my hand

Chorus

Who are those children dressed in red
Must be the ones that Moses led
Who are those children dressed in red
Must be the ones that Moses led

Chorus

© 1977 Shawnee Press Inc.
Used by permission.