A Poem (and a photo)

Freedom a Come Oh!

Freedom a Come Oh!


Talla ly li oh

Freedom a come oh!

Talla ly li oh

Here we dig, here we hoe.

 

Talla ly li oh

Slavery a gone oh!

Talla ly li oh

Here we dig, here we hoe.

 

Talla ly li oh

King George me a go.

Talla ly li oh

Here we dig, here we hoe.

 

Talla ly li oh

We nuh wuk no more!

Talla ly li oh

Here we dig, here we hoe.

 

Talla ly li oh

Massa he a go.

Talla ly li oh

Here we dig, here we hoe.

 

Talla ly li oh

Freedom a come oh!

Talla ly li oh

Here we dig, here we hoe.

—Folk-song, c. 1807