"I Have to Paint My Face" as written by and Sam Chatman....
Say God made us all
He made some at night
That's why he didn't take time
To make us all white

[Chorus:]
I'm bound to change my name
I have to paint my face
So I won't be kin
To that Ethiopian race

Say now let me tell you one thing
That a Stumptown nigger will do
He'll pull up on young cotton
And he'll kill baby chickens too
(Chorus)

Say when God made me
Say the moon was givin' light
I'm so doggone sorry
He didn't finish me up white
(Chorus)

Say now when God made people
He done pretty well
But when he made a jet black nigger
He made them some hell
(Chorus)

Say God took a ball of mud
When he got ready to make man
When he went to make you partner
I believe it slipped out his hand
(Chorus)


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"I Have to Paint My Face" as written by Sam Chatman

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