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    Alan Lomax / Lyrics

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    "Black, Brown and White" Lyrics

    Alan Lomax feat. Big Bill Broonzy

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    This little song that I'm singin' about
    People you know it's true
    If you're black and gotta work for a living
    This is what they will say to you

    They says if you was white, should be all right
    If you was brown, stick around
    But as you's black, m-mm brother, git back git back git back

    I was in a place one night
    They was all having fun
    They was all byin' beer and wine
    But they would not sell me none

    They said if you was white, should be all right
    If you was brown, stick around
    But if you black, m-mm brother, git back git back git back

    Me and a man was workin' side by side
    This is what it meant
    They was paying him a dollar an hour
    And they was paying me fifty cent

    They said if you was white, 't should be all right
    If you was brown, could stick around
    But as you black, m-mm boy, git back git back git back

    I went to an employment office
    Got a number 'n' I got in line
    They called everybody's number
    But they never did call mine

    They said if you was white, should be all right
    If you was brown, could stick around
    But as you black, m-mm brother, git back git back git back

    I hope when sweet victory
    With my plough and hoe
    Now I want you to tell me brother
    What you gonna do about the old Jim Crow?

    Now if you was white, should be all right
    If you was brown, could stick around
    But if you black, whoa brother, git back git back git back
    This song was submitted on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by William Broonzy.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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