American Folk Song – Emma Scarr

Westfield
Early 20th Century (America)

About this record

From our home to yours… An interactive music teaching video featuring a traditional folk song from America, taught to you by a professional music teacher.  Including updated lyrics for the 2020 experience of “lockdown” during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Newham Music is proud of the diverse community and we take every chance we get to celebrate our home. This June, for Newham Heritage Month, we are producing a series of interactive videos featuring traditional songs from some the different cultures that make our borough a unique and diverse home for many.

Take 6 minutes to watch our video and learn from a professional music teacher how to sing  a traditional song and how to make up new lyrics to suit your mood today.

You’ll be humming this tune all day…

Lyrics

Goin’ Down The Road

CHORUS
I’m going down the road feeling bad
I’m going down the road feeling bad
I’m going down the road feeling bad, oh Lord,
And I ain’t gonna be treated this way

MY VERSES
It’s been six weeks since I saw my best friend Tom
It’s been six weeks since I saw my best friend Tom
I’m stuck here with my brothers all day long
It’s been six weeks since I saw my best friend Tom

I can’t go out to Westfield any more
I can’t go out to Westfield any more
Daddy says that I have to stay indoors
I can’t go out to Westfield any more

What traditional songs did our families and communities sing that bound us together through joyful or solemn times? What do you sing at home now?

Would you like to share your family’s memories through song? We would love to hear from you!

Share your videos on social media @NewhamMusic #NewhamHeritageMonth
Email info@newham-music.org.uk


Have you sung this song?

What traditional songs do our families and communities sing that bind us together through joyful or solemn times? What songs are you singing now?

Would you like to share your family’s memories through song?

We would love to hear from you!

Email, direct message or share your video on social media and tag us @newham-music and #newhamheritagemonth.org

Additional record details

  • Type: Videos
  • Date created: Early 20th Century (America)
  • Location: Westfield

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Newham Heritage Month is an online heritage festival running throughout June, with new heritage records being added daily and a range of workshops any other free virtual events to take part in.