by Frank Lebby Stanton (1857 - 1927)

A Plantation Ditty
Language: English 
De gray owl sing fum de chimbly top:
  "Who--who--is--you-oo?"
En I say: "Good Lawd, hit's des po 'me,
En I ain't quite ready fer de Jasper Sea;
I 'm po' en sinful, en you 'lowed I 'd be;
  Oh, wait, good Lawd, 'twell ter-morror!"
 
De gray owl sing fum de cypress tree:	
  "Who--who--is--you-oo?"	
En I say: "Good Lawd, ef you look you 'll see	
Hit ain't nobody but des po' me,
En I like ter stay 'twell my time is free;
  Oh, wait, good Lawd, 'twell ter-morror!"

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This text was added to the website: 2007-06-14
Line count: 12
Word count: 87