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Choppin' Cotton

Go choppin' cotton, go, go!
Run for your life,
Cotton-eyed Joe.

The Lynch Man's gonna git ya.
Down by the glen.
So run, run,
As fast as you can.

That white girl's been soiled,
And yer to blame.
That white boy that dun it,
Just got the cane.

So run, run--run for your life.
Leave your family,
Leave your wife.

Runnin's the only way,
To get from under,
The massa’s wrath,
That’s put your life asunder.

Go north by the river,
Not by the road.
Or the dogs'll git ya.
Like a trapped toad.

Cross the river often,
To lose your scent.
Head for Chicago,
As though Hell bent.

You'll find work there,
And another life.
Don't come back lookin'
For yer kids and yer wife.

And when they ask you,
Who dun got you out.
Say it was a white man dun it,
And he was from the South.

Copyright 2002 © Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 6/17/2003
Even though the words were true, the story and the picture caused me an overwhelming sadness. This means that your story was very enlightening.
Reviewed by Margie Hess 11/26/2002
i apologize for believing you could only write about bluebirds and clouds, this is really very good
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 9/24/2002
I agree with Janet it would make a good song. Just another reminder of man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Good work.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 8/30/2002
wow...the pic is still shocking to me a truth that is so well twisted around flow and form..........excellent sir
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 8/29/2002
I haven't been by for awhile. I'm glad that I stopped in for a read. This has all of the elements for a great song.

Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/25/2002
Excellent and creative write...thanks for sharing
Reviewed by Peter Adotey Addo 8/25/2002
Great talent ...and a moving and wonderful Poem...thank you
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader) 8/25/2002
Well done, Ron. Really liked this one.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/25/2002
I liked the way you kept your words running as fast as you had your character running. Good write.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 8/25/2002
I am speechless at the moment..You are quite a talented writer..
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/25/2002
I love this, the flow and rhythm, and the very real truth of it!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/25/2002
Interesting read!!!!!

Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
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