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Deckman A song dilemma (49) RE: A song dilemma 09 Mar 15


AHA ... I was expecting that someone might raise the issue of the "N" word. "The Frozen Logger" has almost a companian song here in the Pacific Northwest area of Washington (USA) state. And that song is "The Old Settler." It was written by Judge Francis Henry in the 1880's, before washington was even a "state."

One of the early verses was written as:

"... for two years I chopped and I niggered,
   but I never got down to the soil" ...

I, early on, always sang it as:

"... for two years I chopped and I labored,
   but I never got down to the soil" ...

Soooooo ... here's the same issue.

Where does one draw the line, EH? Good question, isn't it? bob(deckman)nelsn


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