Colored Gemman In de Army

Colored Gemman In de Army.

Come listen to me white folks, I’se gwan to sing, oh! Lor,
I’ve been a conscript niggah down to de war,
I tried to get a Substitute, but had’nt one Greenback.
Dey push me in de rank, and my poor old head dey crack.

I’ve just come from de war, it am a great sin,
De rebels dey shoot careless, dey hit me in de shin,
Now dey send me home, to join de iron clad corps,
White man now he stay at home, Niggers go to war.

When dis war is over, I’ll have lots of rocks,
Napoleon he will find himself in the wrong box,
From a tyrant’s rule, old Mexico we’ll save,
For building rebel iron clads Johny Bull we’ll shave.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg100126
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Title
  • Creator
    May, Harry S.
  • Illustrated
  • Extent
    23 cm x 14.5 cm
  • Genre
    broadsides
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