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Al ladro del río

Author: John Wesley Work

John Wesley Work II (sometimes Jr.) was born, educated, worked and died in Nashville. He majored in history and Latin at Fisk University (B.A. 1895, M.S. 1898), after which he was instructor of Greek and Latin until 1906 when he was appointed chair of the department. Work and his brother, Frederick Jerome (1879-1942), were leading figures in the preservation, performance and study of African-American spirituals. They published several collections of slave songs and spirituals, including New Jubilee Songs as Sung by Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901) and Folk Songs of the American Negro (1907). John Work II’s treatise The Folk Song of the American Negro (1915) was one of the earliest studies of African-American music undertaken by a descend… Go to person page >

Translator: Benjamín Alicea-Lugo

Benjamí Alicea-Lugo is a Church Historian (Ph.D/Union/NY/'88) and an Ordained Bishop of la Iglesia de Dios/Church of God (Cleveland, TN). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Voy a retirar mis armas
Title: Al ladro del río
English Title: I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield
Author: John Wesley Work
Translator: Benjamín Alicea-Lugo
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: No voy hacer la guerra jsamás
Copyright: Tr. © 2016 Multilingual Church Media
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