Bring me over in a boat
Whip me when I buck up to you
Make me change my name
Take me away from my family
Devils have no shame
Take my wife for one night
Return her home like everythings alright
Put me in a box to be looked at like meat
I guess devils need to eat
Sold to the devil with the most money
Licked me up like a bear licks up honey
Still right now I canít get on the water
always take a bridge when I got to go border to border
Even today slavery is alive and well
No need to lie...cause the truth is harder to tell
Daddy! Daddy! where have you been?
Baby..I got sold down the river for 2 chickens and a hen
Daddy! Daddy!..when you comming back?
I canít baby girl..Imma always be black!