Way Down

The lyrics of this 160 year old song were a way for slaves to talk to the white man. Since slaves in Virginia made the bricks for the roads, they were saying, ‘you not paying me nothing, … but someday maybe you’ll remember me’. They sang ‘to get the pressure off their minds’; they clapped and danced to feel good, as they put the bricks down with their feet, stepping them down. (https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=62946) In colleges and universities today, black students still create step moves as a team,  competing against other college step teams for trophies.

Open DRUMBIT app No fair copying this Drumbit of the first two phrases!  Your job as a musician is to figure out how to create the next two phrases of “Oh step it, step it, step it down.  Remember me.”