Song Info

The Old Mill

This song is a setting of a poignant, reflective poem by Thomas Dunn English which features an accompaniment that emulates flowing water and the turning of the mill wheel.

 

Let My People Go

This song is a spiritual tells the biblical account of Moses asking Pharaoh to let the his fellow Israelites out of captivity. But Pharoah, after many warnings, refused to do so. Because of this, Moses invokes the power of god to  bring plagues to Egypt.

Intro

Go down Moses way down in Egypt land!

Tell old Pharoah to let my people go!

Verse

When Israel was in Egypt land, “Let my people go!”

Oppressed so hard they could not stand, “Let my people go!”

Chorus

Go down Moses way down in Egypt land!

Tell old Pharoah to let my people go!

Verse 2

Thus spoke the lord bold Moses said, “Let my people go!”

If not, I’ll strike your first born dead! “Let my people go!”

Chorus

Go down Moses way down in Egypt land!

Tell old Pharoah to let my people go!

Verse 3

Your foes shall not before you stand. “Let my people go!”

And you’ll possess fair Canaan’s land. “Let my people go!”

Vamp

Boy’s: Go down Moses tell old Pharoah!

Alto: Go down Moses tell old Pharoah!

Sopranos: Tell old Pharoah let my people go!

Ending Chorus

Go down Moses way down in Egypt land!

Tell old Pharoah to let my people go!