I Don't Like a Nigger

DESCRIPTION: "I don't like a nigger, I'll be dinged if I do. Feet's so big Till he can't wear a shoe. Head like a hay-stack, Mouth like a frog's; Eats more bread than Forty Bull-dogs. Got de glory and honor! Praise de Jesus, to my dyin' land!...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: Black(s) discrimination Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 484, "I Don't Like a Nigger" (1 text)
Roud #11866
NOTES: For some reason, the notes in Brown equate this with "I Don't Like No Railroad Man." I wonder if this isn't an error -- "I Don't Like No Railroad Man" is much more like "Don't Like a Rich White Man Nohow," which occurs a few entries earlier in Brown. This may be a white man's answer to the latter complaint -- but if so, it is a clearly inferior product. As well as much less justified. - RBW
File: Br3484

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