Sterling Allen Brown

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  • Austin Dyson (5/4/2007 12:55:00 PM)

    I need to see the biography

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Old Lem

I talked to old Lem
and old Lem said:
"They weigh the cotton
They store the corn
We only good enough
To work the rows;
They run the commissary
They keep the books
We gotta be grateful
For being cheated;
Whippersnapper clerks
Call us out of our name
We got to say mister
To spindling boys
They make our figgers
Turn somersets
We buck in the middle
Say, "Thankyuh, sah."
They don't come by ones
They don't come by twos
But they come by tens.

"They got the judges
They go the lawyers
They got the jury-rolls
They ...

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