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Michael Row the Boat Ashore

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  1. "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" is an African-American spiritual

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 20, 2009
  2. Row Your Boat Ashore"

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  3. One of the earliest recordings of the song is by folksinger Bob Gibson, who included it on his 1957 Carnegie Concert album

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  4. first noted during the Civil War at St. Helena Island, one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina

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  5. sung by former slaves whose owners had abandoned the island before the Union navy would arrive to enforce a blockade. Charles Pickard Ware, an abolitionist and Harvard graduate who had come to supervise the plantations on St. Helena Island from 1862

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