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plantation song

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Definition of plantation song in English:

noun

A song of the kind formerly sung by black slaves on American plantations.
Example sentences
  • The title ‘Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old ‘Tucky Home’ sounds like a plantation song.
  • Old Negro spirituals, the raw, fervent plantation songs that helped African Americans through slavery, Emancipation and Jim Crow are finding a rebirth in the era of hip-hop.
  • We then went on to plantation songs, women's songs, and songs through the Civil War.

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