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Reiver 2 Origins: The Solar System (for Dummies?) (9) RE: Origins: The Solar System (for Dummies?) 18 Mar 08


OH!, I just remembered! There was a chorus that followed the above stanza. It went:

CHO: Walk in, walk in, walk in, I say.
    Walk in the parlor and hear the banjo play.
    Walk in the parlor, and hear the banjo ring
    And watch the nigger's fingers as they pick upon the strings.

I remember my father sang it that way at first, which was the way he had learned it. Even at a very young age I was aware of the "n-word" as an insult to negroes (as we called black people then in Wisconsin). So I remember telling my dad to change it to "old man's fingers." After that, we always used that phrase.

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