That's Why Darkies Were Born
Paul Robeson

PAUL ROBESON


That's Why Darkies Were Born Lyrics

Brothers, sisters, when this world began
There was work to be done
And it seemed that someone
Left it to the colored man

Brothers, sisters, what must be, must be
Though the balance is wrong
Still your faith must be strong
Accept your destiny

Someone had to pick the cotton,
Someone had to plant the corn,
Someone had to slave and be able to sing,
That's why darkies were born;

Someone had to laugh at trouble,
Though he was tired and worn,
Had to be contented with any old thing,
That's why darkies were born;

Sing, sing, sing when you're weary and
Sing when you're blue,
Sing, sing, that's what you taught
All the white folks to do;

Someone had to fight the Devil,
Shout about Gabriel's Horn,
Someone had to stoke the train
That would bring God's children to green pastures,
That's why darkies were born.

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Record Label(s): 1992 Memoir Records
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Meaning to "That's Why Darkies Were Born" song lyrics (1 meaning)
Gwendolyn Humphries April 25, 2019-11:07
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This song exemplifies the notion of white privilege and capitalism. The rich, white, and powerful have inalienable rights and these rights were never intended for people of color.
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