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CREOLE SLAVE SONG: THE SONG OF CAYETANO'S CIRCUS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Das cap'm cayetano
Last Line: Wid 'is monkey an' 'is nag!
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


Das Cap'm Cayetano,
W'at comin' fum Havano,
Wid 'is monkey an' 'is nag!
An' one man w'at dance in bag,
An' mans dance on dey han' -- cut shine
An' gallop hoss sem time drink wine!
An' b'u'ful young missy dah beside,
Ridin' 'dout air sadd' aw brid'e;
To tell h-all dat -- he cann' be tole.
Man tek a sword an' swall' 'im whole!
Beas'es? ev'y sawt o'figgah!
Dat show ain't fo' no common niggah!
Dey don' got deh no po' white cuss' --
Sunbu'nt back! -- to holla an' fuss.
Dass ladies fine, and gennymuns gran',
Fetchin' dey chilluns dah -- all han'!
Fo' see Cayetano,
W'at come fum Havano
Wid 'is monkey an' 'is nag!





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