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Audio Recording Ol' Man Satan Drive Ol' Satan Away

Ol' Man Satan

About this Item


  • Ol' Man Satan

Other Title

  • Drive Ol' Satan Away

Alternate Title

  • Drive Ol' Satan Away


  • Gordon, Robert Winslow (recordist)
  • Mann, Mary C. (singer)

Created / Published

  • Library of Congress, 1978.


  • -  Spirituals
  • -  African Americans
  • -  Georgia
  • -  Folk songs--United States


  • -  Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (source)
  • -  April 12, 1926. (date)
  • -  According to Gordon, "This song was a favorite with Amelia, a slave brought to this country prior to 1800 from the island of Madagascar. She taught it to her grand-daughter, Violet, and she in turn taught it to her granddaughter, Mary, from whom I obtained it. Amelia was one of a number of slaves captured by the British in the war of 1812 and taken to Nassau, in the Bahama Islands, whence she never returned. She must, therefore, have sung the song prior to this time." (General)
  • -  This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (source note)


  • sound recording


  • 2 cylinder recordings


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 1928/002 (cyl. A347-8, Item GA124)

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winslow, and Mary C Mann. Ol' Man Satan. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio.

APA citation style:

Gordon, R. W. & Mann, M. C. (1978) Ol' Man Satan. Library of Congress. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winslow, and Mary C Mann. Ol' Man Satan. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.