By: Thomas Strefelt and Justin Huther
"I never knowed my age till after de war, when I's set free de second time, and then marster gits out a big book and it shows I's 25 year old. It shows I's 12 when I is bought and $800 is paid for me. That $800 was stolen money, 'cause I was kidnapped.
Old marster eats beef and sucks on de bone,
And give us de gristle—
To make, to make, to make, to make,
To make de slave whistle
He shows how he was treated with this song, because it says how the Master gets everything good, and the slaves get nothing.
He was married 3 times
He was only "Freed" because the civil war ended
He was freed then kidnapped twice
Think about how you would feel if you had to live like him. Be grateful you can live the happy life you can, because they couldn't.