Quotation by Stephen Collins Foster

The head must bow, and the back will have to bend,
Wherever the darkey may go;
A few more days, and the trouble all will end,
In the field where the sugar-canes grow.
A few more days for to tote the weary load,—
No matter, 't will never be light;
A few more days till we totter on the road:—
Then my old Kentucky home, good-night!
Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1884), U.S. songwriter. My Old Kentucky Home (l. 21–28). . .

Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.
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