Marney L. Norwood

(Freistatt, MO)

The Little Negro's Plea

Jesus laying in dat crib
Is yo' dere so's ah can lib
Ober dere de white folks say
Ah is made of hard black clay.
But down de street de fadder say
Ah is just as good as dey.
Me mudder and me fadder died
With me just tree years old.
Ah wonder if yo'd play with me

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