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Sarracino, Carmine, 1944- / The heart of war
(2004)

Day of jubilo,   pp. 30-32


Page 32


I prayed the Lord and walked in Jesus' name.
Halt comes a shout. Who goes there?
Praise God it was a Yankee voice!
Who goes?- Who goes?
I thought on this every day I hid.
Who was I now? What was my name to be?
Daddy was called Johnson till we were sold.
Then he was Jennings, new master's name.
In the dim I seen the soldier point his gun.
And another at his side leaned in looking hard.
I am Cornelia Caroline from Eden Tennessee.
The soldier looking hard, I heard him say
That be a nigger?
Comeforivard! calls out the other with the gun.
    Come forward and identify yourself!
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