From: Joseph S. Barrera III (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 27 2000 - 12:24:03 PDT
> > "Goona picks me some cottton fo masssa
> > goona step and fetch when his whips crack"
> That's strange. I thought the work songs of the slaves were about
> (spiritual) freedom, reaching heaven, etc., and not about how to be a
> better slave. Thanks for teaching me something new.
From Old Man River:
You and me, we sweat and strain
Body all aching and wracked with pain
Tote that barge, and lift that bale
You show a little grit and you land in jail
... is this that far off from what Tom wrote?
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