Al ladro del río

Author: John Wesley Work

John W. Work, Jr. (b. Nashville, TN, 1872; d. Nashville, 1925), is well known for his pioneering studies of African American folk music and for his leadership in the performance of spirituals. He studied music at Fisk University in Nashville and classics at Harvard and then taught Latin, Greek, and history at Fisk from 1898 to 1923. Director of the Jubilee Singers at Fisk, Work also sang tenor in the Fisk Jubilee Quartet, which toured the country after 1909 and made commercial recordings. He was president of Roger Williams University in Nashville during the last two years of his life. Work and his brother Frederick Jerome Work (1879-1942) were devoted to collecting, arranging, and publishing African American slave songs and spirituals. They… 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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