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Rhiannon Giddens

"Black Myself"

[Verse 1]
I wanna jump the fence and wash my face in the creek
But I'm black myself
I wanna sweep that gal right off her feet
But I'm black myself
Tired of walkin' 'round with no shoes on
But I'm black myself
Your precious God ain't gonna bless me
'Cause I'm black myself

[Chorus 1]
Is you washed in the blood of your chattel?
'Cause the lamb's rotted away
When they stopped shipping work horses
Bred your own anyway

[Verse 2]
I don't pass the test of the paper bag
'Cause I'm black myself
I pick the banjo up and they stare at me
'Cause I'm black myself
You better lock your doors when I walk by
'Cause I'm black myself
You look me in my eyes but you don't see me
'Cause I'm black myself

[Chorus 2]
They're washed in the blood of the chattel
'Cause the lamb's rotted away
When they stopped shipping work horses
They bred their own anyway

[Verse 3]
I don't creep around, I stand proud and free
'Cause I'm black myself
I go anywhere that I wanna go
'Cause I'm black myself
I'm surrounded many lovin' arms
'Cause I'm black myself
And I'll stand my ground and smile in your face
'Cause I'm black myself

[Chorus 3]
I washed away my blood and tears
I've been born brand new
There's no more work horses
But there's still work to do

[Outro]
'Cause I'm black myself (Black myself)
'Cause I'm black myself (Black myself)
'Cause I'm black myself (Black myself)
'Cause I'm black myself
Black my–, black my–, black myself

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