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Thread #147137   Message #3408796
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-Sep-12 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Req: english language version of 'le Gabier Noir'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: english language version of a song
Versions of this are floating lines that crop up in various shanties - such as some versions of Lowlands Away:

Lowlands, lowlands, away, my John
A dollar and a half is black man's pay
My dollar and a half a day
Five dollars a day is white man's pay

Lowlands, lowlands, away, my John
The white man's pay is rather high
My dollar and a half a day
The black man's pay is rather low