Sittin' in de Cotton

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c. 1917-1918, from the trenches in France

When de cannon balls a singin'
And de mustard gas is low
If I sholey had my ruthers
Alabama's where I'd go.
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|: Sittin' in de cotton
Where you don't give a damn,
Singin' whoa buck, whoa buck, whoa whoa. :|
2. When I thinks 'bout de doctors
Clippin' off a laig 'er two,
I'd like to tell dose drafters
At de Court House what to do.
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3. Oh, de States is full o'people
Tellin' how de war is fit,
But when hit comes to fightin',
Never fit a single bit.
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4. Oh, we eats our mess and wonder
Ef it's meant fur men 'er hogs,
An' when Hiney shoots a bender,
We lays down and dies like dogs.
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Another song of disillusionment as seen through the eyes of a Southern black man. Again, any ideas on why this would be?

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