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About 'Deep River (Spiritual)'
Traditional Music of unknown author.
"Deep River" is an anonymous spiritual of African American origin. It has been sung in several films, including the 1929 film version of Show Boat, although it was not used in the original show. The melody was also adapted into the popular song "Dear Old Southland", in 1921.|
Deep River is sung as the closing spiritual in Michael Tippett's oratorio, A Child of Our Time.
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