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GUEST,Erich Origins/lyrics: Juba (38) RE: Origins/lyrics: Juba 25 Mar 10


According to the booklet to Guy Carawans LP "Freedom Now", the african slaves were fed on the leftovers of the white masters meals. Juba means garbage. All the slaves had to eat out of one big trough where all the leftovers were taken in.

You sift the meal, you give me the husk
you bake the bread, you give me the crust
you cook the meat, you give me the skin
and that is how you take us in

Juba for my ma, Juba for my pa
Juba killed my brother in law
Juba this and Juba that
Juba killed the yellow cat

My old master promised me
when he died he'd set me free
Lived so long 'til his head got bald
He give up the notion of dying at all

Master killed the big old duck
Give us all the bones to suck
Master killed the big old goose
Give us all the bones to chew

Master killed the big old drake
Put the gizzard on my plate
Master killed the big old geese
Give us all the gravy to eat

Juba this and Juba that
Juba killed the yellow cat
Juba for my ma Juba for mey pa
Juba killed my brother in law


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