Been a slave most all my life
sos my kids and sos my wife
Ive been working on the Colonels farm
Aint been mistreated, aint done no harm
Ill be a slave to my grave
No need of me being free.
Recollect when I was just fourteen
Freedom use to be my biggest dream
Im older now, lot wiser too
If I was free what would I do
The Colones right good to me
Hes taken care of my family.
The Colonel rode the buggy in from town
Hitched the horse and called us all around
Said he couldnt keep us here no more
I saw a tear as he walked toward the door
Oh Dear God, what did he say?
Lincoln freed me today.
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