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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Traditional African American Spiritual

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round was originally an African American Gospel spiritual that probably arose around the turn of the 20th century,. In the 1960s, it became an important song during the civil rights movement. The author (or authors) is unknown. Like many other civil rights songs, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round was sung in unison so those singing it knew in advance which verses were to be sung, and in which order. Interestingly, the lyrics have always been rather fluid and in fact, the original title was even changed over time. When it was written, the spiritual was called Don’t You Let Nobody Turn You Around and its earliest renditions were probably sung using a “call & response” pattern. In the protest-oriented versions, the line "walkin' into Glory land" or "walkin' into Heaven land" was replaced with the line, "marchin' into Freedom land".



Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

This Freedom Song was sung as an anthem of protest during the Civil Rights Movement to spread the message of faith, determination and perseverance of the people who sang them. The composer has combined this with original music to the words of the Langston Hughes poem Words Like Freedom to create a wonderful showcase for treble voices.

Voicing: SSA



Individual Folios

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : 00114508 : 884088874407

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

This Freedom Song was sung as an anthem of protest during the Civil Rights Movement to spread the message of faith, determination and perseverance of the people who sang them. The composer has combined this with original music to the words of the Langston Hughes poem Words Like Freedom to create a wonderful showcase for treble voices.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Poetry By: Langston Hughes

More details
Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114508


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00277045 : 888680748210

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

This freedom song was sung as an anthem of protest during the civil rights movement to spread the message of faith, determination, and perseverance of the people who sang them. The composer has combined this with original music to the words of the Langston Hughes poem, Words Like Freedom to create a wonderful showcase for treble or SATB choirs.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

More details
Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00277045 | Digital Version Available


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around : 3-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 1000160808

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

This freedom song was sung as an anthem of protest during the civil rights movement to spread the message of faith, determination, and perseverance of the people who sang them. The composer has combined this with original music to the words of the Langston Hughes poem, Words Like Freedom to create a wonderful showcase for treble or SATB choirs.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

More details
Voicing: 3-Part | Digital | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 10 copies)
| 1000160808


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Digital : 1000309989

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

This freedom song was sung as an anthem of protest during the civil rights movement to spread the message of faith, determination, and perseverance of the people who sang them. The composer has combined this with original music to the words of the Langston Hughes poem, Words Like Freedom to create a wonderful showcase for treble or SATB choirs.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

More details
Voicing: SATB | Digital | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 10 copies)
| 1000309989

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