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Babylon is Fallen (Henry Clay Work) Don't you see the black clouds Risin' ober yonder Where de Massa's old plantation am? Neber you be frightened Dem is only darkies Come to jine and fight for Uncle Sam. cho: Look out dar, now We's a-gwine to shoot! Look out dar, don't you understand? (Oh, don't you know dat) Babylon is fallen, Babylon is fallen And we's a-gwine to occupy de land. Don't you see the lightnin' Flashin' in the canebrake Like as if we's gwine to hab a storm? No! You is mistaken 'Tis de darkies' bay'nets An' de buttons on dar uniform. Way up in de cornfield Where you hear de tunder Dat is our ole forty-pounder gun; When de shells are missin' Den we load wid pumpkins All de same to make de cowards run. Massa was de Kernel In de Rebel army, Eber sence he went an' run away; But his lubly darkies Dey has been a-watchin' An' dey take him pris'ner tudder day. We will be the Massa He will be de servant Try him how he like it for a spell; So we crack de Butt'nuts So we take de Kernel So de cannon carry back de shell. Note: a follow-up of Kingdom Coming. RG RG apr96 OCT98
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