The Liberty Express

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

Song lyric about Harriet Tubman

 

The Liberty Express

 

The word was out, that Tubman girl

Was headed down the track,

With the North Star in her eyes

And the devil at her back,

She knew just where to hit the steam

And when to slow it down,

She raced across the hills

And she glided through the towns.

 

She led slaves through the alleys

Up the hills and down the valleys,

How she made it through

Is anybody's guess,

She was in the angel's favor,

Never been one any braver,

Than Miss Moses at the throttle

Of The Liberty Express.

 

For ten long years, she led the way

To freedom from the chains,

With a bounty on her head

And a fever in her brain,

She knew where sympathizers lived

And every slaver's shack,

She knew she couldn't rest

With the hunters at her back.

 

She led slaves through the alleys

Up the hills and down the valleys,

How she made it through

Was anybody's guess,

She was in the angel's favor,

Never been one any braver,

Than Miss Moses at the throttle

Of The Liberty Express.

 

She led slaves through the alleys

Up the hills and down the valleys,

With a fearless heart

So very few possess,

She's still in the angel's favor

"Cause there's never been one braver,

Than Miss Moses at the throttle

Of the Liberty Express

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know.  This lyric has already been recorded and released, but I have a lot that haven't. dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: December 13, 2020

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