Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CREOLE SLAVE SONG: CRIOLE CANDJO, by GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
CREOLE SLAVE SONG: CRIOLE CANDJO, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: One day one young creole candio
Last Line: "yass, seh, I ziss leave meck merrie."
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


One day one young Creole candio,
Mo' fineh dan sho nuf white beau,
Kip all de time meckin' feee --
"Swithawt, meck merrie wid me."
"Naw, sah, I dawn't want meck merrie, me.
Naw, sah, I dawn't want meck merrie."

I go teck walk in wood close by;
But Creole tek' sem road, and try
All time, all time, to meck free --
"Swithawt, meck merrie wid me."
"Naw, sah, I dawn't want meck merrie, me.
Naw, sah, I dawn't want meck merrie."

But him slide roun' an' roun' dis chile,
Tell, jis' fo' sheck 'im off lill while,
Me, I was bleedze fo' say, "Shoo!
If I'll meck merrie wid you?
O, yass, I ziss leave meck merrie me;
Yass, seh, I ziss leave meck merrie."

You-alls w'at laugh at me so well,
I wish you'd knowed dat Creole swell,
Wid all 'is swit, smilin' trick.
'Pon my soul! you'd done say, quick,
"O, yass, I ziss leave meck merrie, me;
Yass, seh, I ziss leave meck merrie."






Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net