Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Inspiration Wednesday: 'Go, Tell It On The Mountain'

Thanks to our Teamster brother @JimNichols for bringing this and other terrific songs about the struggle for justice to our attention. If you have any you'd like to share on Twitter, use the #SongsISangAtWorkToday. This one comes from Ray Beckerman's youtube playlist, well worth checking out.

"Go, Tell It On the Mountain" started out as an African-American spiritual, compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr., in 1865. Peter, Paul and Mary adapted it in the '60s as a civil rights song. In its original version it's considered a Christmas carol.

(UPDATE: Oops! Wrong title in the headline.)