Soldier Man Blues

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    This article is essentially a collection of lyrics from an assortment of songs sung by the Black Doughboys who were charged with the task of loading and unloading trucks far behind the front line trenches. It was written in 1927 to serve as a review for Singing Soldiers by John J. Niles, who compiled the labor songs while stationed in France as a fighter pilot:

    "All dese colored soldiers comin' over to France
    All dese soldiers an' me
    Goin' to help de Whites make de Kaiser dance
    All dese soldiers an' me..."

    Annie :)

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