Go down, Moses (Traditional)

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Editor: Andrew Henderson (submitted 2018-06-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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Arranger: Andrew Henderson
Editor: Tim Drewes (submitted 2016-03-14).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original SATB setting of the traditional African American spiritual text. A capella, piano ad lib.
Arranger: Tim Drewes
Editor: Veit Riese (submitted 2013-12-31).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 156 kB   Copyright: Personal
Arranger: Veit Riese
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Editor: André von Kugland (submitted 2010-09-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-07-11).  Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Scanned score.
Editor: Andre van Ryckeghem (submitted 2000-07-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: MusiXTex file is zipped.

General Information

Title: Go down, Moses (Let my people go!)
Composer: Harry T. Burleigh (arr.)
Lyricist: Traditional

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Baritone solo
Genre: SacredSpiritual

Language: German
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1917 Individual song, G. Ricordi & Co


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Original text and translations

English.png English text

When Israel was in Egypt's land,
Let my people go.
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go.

Go down, Moses,
'Way down in Egypt land.
Tell old Pharaoh:
Let my people go.

“Thus spoke the Lord”, bold Moses said,
Let my people go.
“If not I'll strike your firstborn dead,”
Let my people go.

“No more shall they in bondage toil”,
Let my people go.
“Let them come out with Egypt's spoil”,
Let my people go.

French.png French translation

Israël était en terre d'Égypte
Libère mon peuple
Si oppressé qu'il ne pouvait se lever
Libère mon peuple.

Descends, Moïse, en terre d'Égypte
Dis au vieux pharaon : "Libère mon peuple."

Ainsi parle le Seigneur, dit Moïse fièrement :
Sinon, je frapperai tes premiers-nés.

Ils ne souffreront plus dans les liens
Laisse-les quitter l'Égypte avec leur butin.