"Lincoln Freed Me Today (The Slave)" as written by and Ernest Patton Davidson....
(D. Patton)

Been a slave most all my life
So's my kids, and so's my wife
I've been working on the Colonel's farm
Ain't been mistreated, ain't done no harm
I'll be a slave to my grave
No need of me being free

Recollect when I was just fourteen
Freedom used to be my biggest dream
I'm older now, lot wiser too
If I was free what would I do
The Colonel's been right good to me
He's taken care of my family

The Colonel rode the buggy in from town
Hitched the horse and called us all around
Said he couldn't keep us here no more
I saw a tear as he walked toward the door
Oh Dear God, what did he say?
Now I am free to go my way


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"Lincoln Freed Me Today" as written by Ernest Patton Davidson

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    General Commentbrain wash of slaves, the ugly thing done to all the Soviet people.
    I like guitars here, they tell between the lines the hot incriminations to masters of slaves.
    I am really happy to outlive the Soviet power, to have Internet and everything including Joan Baez songs and this web site. In Stalin period, I might be crushed.
    vphion September 19, 2009   Link

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