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  1. Dec 22,  · Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
  2. It’s the cry of a child being sold at a slave auction; being taken from her mother to become the property of another owner. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" Track Info Written By.
  3. Dec 11,  · There's so much to be said about Mr. Robeson. He was an athlete, attorney, incredible singer, movie star and much more. His father was born in slavery but es.
  4. Lyrics to 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child' by Van Morrison: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child Sometimes I feel like a motherless child Sometimes I feel like a motherless child Long way from my home.
  5. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, a long ways from home, a long ways from home. 2 Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone. Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone. Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone, a long ways from home, a long ways from home. Source: Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #88B.
  6. Dec 11,  · The main hook/chorus of the song is based on an African-American spiritual called “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”– perhaps the most famous version is by the iconic folk singer Odetta.
  7. Songfacts®: Also known as "Motherless Child," this African American spiritual from the US Civil War era depicts the anguish of slaves torn from their families, their homeland, and even their own identities. Paul Robeson, a former lawyer-turned-actor, recorded the sorrowful tune in his signature baritone.

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