Two Florida Governors: Bush and Crist Vote to Ditch The Darkies


Well, more political correctness just run amok!

This just makes me madder than a horn toad in a tub of bacon. I just don’t understand how folks can up and change what’s been around for years and years and years. Those governor fellers musta felt like a one legged whore at a ice cream supper. Changing the state song. Dumber than a sack full of donkies in North Dakota. Well shoot, next they will want to get rid of that Injun head at the U of F. GO NOLES!

Now them Seminole Injuns say it’s OK for UF to use their tribe name. If’n we could just get a bunch of darkies together, we could save the state a lot of trouble changing all that music.

The contest to find a new state song for Florida to replace “Old Folks at Home” has been narrowed to three finalists from among 243 entries, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Floridians can vote online until Jan. 11 and the winner will be written into legislation sponsored by the two lawmakers who are behind the search, the newspaper reports.

Click here to listen to the finalists, which were announced Tuesday.

FIRST VERSE
Way down upon de Swanee Ribber,
Far, far away,
Dere’s wha my heart is turning ebber,
Dere’s wha de old folks stay.
All up and down de whole creation
Sadly I roam,
Still longing for de old plantation,
And for de old folks at home.

CHORUS
All de world am sad and dreary,
Eb-rywhere I roam;
Oh, darkeys, *how my heart grows weary,
Far from de old folks at home!

SECOND VERSE
All round de little farm I wandered
When I was young,
Den many happy days I squandered,
Many de songs I sung.
When I was playing wid my brudder
Happy was I;
Oh, take me to my kind old mudder!
Dere let me live and die.

THIRD VERSE
One little hut among de bushes,
One dat I love
Still sadly to my memory rushes,
No matter where I rove.
When will I see de bees a-humming
All round de comb?
When will I hear de banjo strumming,
Down in my good old home?

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Two Florida Governors: Bush and Crist Vote to Ditch The Darkies — 3 Comments

  1. The original version of My Old Kentucky Home has the verse “tis summer and the darkies are gay” which was changed to the “people are gay” when it was adopted as the state song.
    I bet Stephen Foster used the term “darkies” alot in his haiku (2 syllables)

  2. @Chris: you know way to much of that stuff!
    Any haiku you come up with, you just feel free to post them here.
    We are a haiku haven.

    How about a haiku for Haikus are welcome