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Dave Shiflett: Music

Down The Road (Instrumental)

(Dave Shiflett)
July 24, 2012
By Dave Shiflett
While researching for a Wall Street Journal article about a family slave (which you can find in the NEWS section on this website), i came across some colonial-era advertisements seeking a runaway slave named Tom. He must have been captured and returned at least once. He was said to be identifiable by scarring on his back, due to 'much whipping.' This song imagines Tom actually reaching his promised land after a long dash for freedom.