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"Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" is a traditional Negro Spiritual.� The song dates back to the days of slavery in the United States, when it was common practice to sell children of slaves away from their parents.

The song is clearly an expression of deep anguish and despair as it conveys the abject hopelessness of a child who has lost its mother.

It has been recorded by many notable artists.� Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and the trumpeter WYNTON MARSALIS, just to name a few.

Also arranged for Saxophone Quintet; and, as a solo for either Alto or Tenor Saxophone with piano accompaniment.� Please see my homepage for further details.� Also for Woodwind, Brass, and String instruments.

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