by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Dollar and a half a day
Language: English 
A dollar and a half is a poor man's pay.
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John.
A dollar and a half, it won't clear my way.
My dollar and a half a day.

Five dollars a day is a white man's pay.
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John.
Five dollars a day is a white man's pay.
My dollar and a half a day.

But a dollar and a half is a nigger's pay.
Lowlands, lowlands, eye-oh.
But a dollar and a half is a nigger's pay.
My dollar and a half a day.

The nigger he works both night and day.
Way.
The nigger he works both night and day.
My dollar and a half a day.

Five dollars a day is a white man's pay.
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John.
But a dollar and a half is a poor man's pay.
My dollar and a half a day.

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:35
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