Poetry Time: Baby Baby Cotton Seed (1860)

Baby Baby Cotton Seed

Making fingers gnarl and bleed
Working fingers to the bone
Make them think they have a home

Tending to your spoiled lot
Jubilation turns to rot
Angel babies toil and bleed
For the devil’s baby baby cottonseed…

Original poem by: B. Jones

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Southern African American Children Picking Cotton
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