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GUEST,Peace Lyr Req: One Day Old (Langston Hughes / Fisher) (8) Lyr Add: ONE DAY OLD (Langston Hughes / Fisher) 06 Nov 08


One Day Old

(Langston Hughes / Fisher)

Hush little babe, don't be forlorn
Though you were lynched before you were born
Your skin is black so it's understood
Though you're one day old you're no damn good

No hush my babe, you're right to squawk
Your skin will creep before you can walk
You live just as long as some people think you should
When you're one day old and no damn good

Some day you may be President
You'll have a White house for your residence
So dry your tears, don't you frown
The rope and the whip can't keep you down

This nightmare, babe, can't last the night
We'll end it soon, the black and the white
We'll mark its grave with a cross of wood
Saying, One day old and no damn good

(as sung by Hamish Imlach)

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