Gourd Week Day Five

May 6, 2005

GourdWeek5

It’s GOURD FRIDAY everybody… the day we remember that the humble seed must be buried in the ground for a period of time before it returns as the almighty, gourd producing vine. HOO HOO!

The Comments

Coach Z

nice jeeorb

Doug Jones

Ah… you saved the best for last! I think this is my personal favorite. Sorry I can’t participate much today… I don’t feel too well… got a big chocolate milk hangover.

Ben A Gourd

Follow the drinking gourd!
Follow the drinking gourd.
For the old man is awaiting for to carry you to freedom
If you follow the drinking gourd.

When the sun comes back and the first quail calls,
Follow the drinking gourd,
For the old man is awaiting for to carry you to freedom
If you follow the drinking gourd.

The riverbank makes a very good road,
The dead trees will show you the way,
Left foot, peg foot traveling on,
Following the drinking gourd.

The river ends between two hills,
Follow the drinking gourd,
There’s another river on the other side,
Follow the drinking gourd.

Where the great big river meets the little river,
Follow the drinking gourd,
The old man is awaiting for to carry you to freedom
If you follow the drinking gourd

Doug Jones

Did the Kingston Trio record this song?
There is something familar about it.

Dennis Jones

I dont have a clue on this one…

Dennis Jones

…but I might be willing to follow this guy if the gourd he’s drinking out of is full of chocolate milk…

Dennis Jones

ok… I did a little research on this song… if you were clueless on it like I was, here is an explanation…

The Drinking Gourd, otherwise known as the Big Dipper, helped to lead slaves to Canada. Once in Canada, slaves gained their freedom and were no longer an object owned by a master.

So I guess it was originally an underground railroad song of some sort… cool… of course, now it is the official song of Brother Jones Gourd Week 2005!