Old Zion’s Children


(African American Spiritual)

Old Zion’s children marching along, marching along, marching along,
Old Zion’s children marching along
Talking about the welcome day

1. I hailed my mother in the morning
Marching along, marching along
I hailed my mother in the morning
Talking about the welcome day Refrain

2. I hailed my brother in the morning…

3. O don’t you want to live up yonder…

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. My class sang this song in first grade or so, but I never did understand whose children were marching along.

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