I Got A Home In-a Dat Rock

Date:

c. 1938

Scoring:

SATB A CAPPELLA

Catalogue No:

MMM047

The tune ‘I Got A Home In-a Dat Rock' originated as slave song, which African American musician Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) included in his huge collection of spirituals, many of which he learned from his grandfather. Moerane may well have used Burleigh's solo version from the songbook, Negro Spirituals published by Ricordi in 1917, as his source. The rendition by Paul Robeson below is sung as a solo with piano and he may be singing Burleigh's version. Moerane's setting captures the gentle lyricism of the song, with the Soprano carrying the melody while the accompanying voices alternately sing and hum the harmonies.

Duration: 1'18"

Available Products

ISMN 979-0-804007-77-0

R39.00


Resources

I Got A Home In Dat Rock – Youtube performance of another version, sung by Paul Robeson Video

Date:
Unknown
Recording Type:
Studio Recording
Performer/s:

Paul Robeson and Lawrence Brown

Source:
Youtube
Location:
New York
Publisher:
SME-Legacy/Columbia