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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Traditional African American Spiritual

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round was originally an African American Gospel spiritual that probably arose around the turn of the 20th century,. In the 1960s, it became an important song during the civil rights movement. The author (or authors) is unknown. Like many other civil rights songs, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round was sung in unison so those singing it knew in advance which verses were to be sung, and in which order. Interestingly, the lyrics have always been rather fluid and in fact, the original title was even changed over time. When it was written, the spiritual was called Don’t You Let Nobody Turn You Around and its earliest renditions were probably sung using a “call & response” pattern. In the protest-oriented versions, the line "walkin' into Glory land" or "walkin' into Heaven land" was replaced with the line, "marchin' into Freedom land".



Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

This Freedom Song was sung as an anthem of protest during the Civil Rights Movement to spread the message of faith, determination and perseverance of the people who sang them. The composer has combined this with original music to the words of the Langston Hughes poem Words Like Freedom to create a wonderful showcase for treble voices.

Voicing: SSA



Ysaye Barnwell : Singing in the African American Tradition : SATB : 01 Songbook & 4 CDs : 073999870626 : 0634000012 : 00740112

Ysaye Barnwell : Singing in the African American Tradition

Anyone who loves to sing will be thrilled by the material on these four CDs! A founding member of Sweet Honey in the Rock teaches multiple part-singing - melodies, harmonies, rhythms and counter-melodies - to more than 20 inspiring songs: African chants, spirituals, gospel songs and anthems of the American Civil Rights and African freedom movements. Includes historical data and is perfect for individuals, choirs, church, camp and community groups who want to participate in this uplifting singing tradition.

Songlist: Rhythm, Chants, Chant To Elegba, Somagwaza, Soon I Will Be Done, Steal Away, Balm In Gilead, Sheep, Sheep, The Lord Is My Shepherd, I'll Fly Away, Swing Down Chariot, The Storm Is Passing Over, Sing 'Til The Power Of The Lord Come Down, I Feel Like Going On, We're Marching On To Freedom Land, Dog Dog, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, Songs Of Resistance And Protest

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Sweet Honey In The Rock | 6433b | Songbook & 4 CDs | $44.95


Individual Folios

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Songbook & 4 CDs : 00114508 : 884088874407

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

This Freedom Song was sung as an anthem of protest during the Civil Rights Movement to spread the message of faith, determination and perseverance of the people who sang them. The composer has combined this with original music to the words of the Langston Hughes poem Words Like Freedom to create a wonderful showcase for treble voices.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Poetry By: Langston Hughes

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114508


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00277045 : 888680748210

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00277045

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