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partituur van Michael

Michael is een negro-spiritual uit de Sea Islands in Georgia. Het lied werd het eerst gepubliceerd in 'Slave Songs of the United States' in 1867. De rivier Jordaan is een metafoor voor de dood.

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1.
Michael rowed the boat ashore, hallelujah,
Michael rowed the boat ashore, hallelu-ujah!

2.
Michael's boat is a music boat.

3.
Sister, help to trim the sail.

4.
The river Jordan's chilly and cold.

5.
For the body, not for the soul.

6.
The river is deep and the river is wide.

7.
Milk and honey on the other side.

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