Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A PLANTATION DITTY, by FRANK LEBBY STANTON



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A PLANTATION DITTY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: De gray owl sings fum de chimbly top
Last Line: "oh, wait, good lawd, 'twell ter-morror!"
Subject(s): Southern States; South (u.s.)


De gray owl sing fum de chimbly top:
"Who -- who -- is -- you-oo?"
En I say: "Good Lawd, hit's des po' me,
En I ain't quite ready fer de Jasper Sea;
I'm po' en sinful, en you 'lowed I'd be;
Oh, wait, good Lawd, 'twell ter-morror!"

De gray owl sing fum de cypress tree:
"Who -- who -- is -- you-oo?"
En I say: "Good Lawd, ef you look you'll see
Hit ain't nobody but des po' me,
En I like ter stay 'twell my time is free;
Oh, wait, good Lawd, 'twell ter-morror!"




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