Bootleg Philippine Sugar Cane Blues by harperjohn

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blues songs often tell a story about ordinary things in life. In this video, harperjohn sings about the plight of sugarcane workers in Mindanao, eerily similar to the situation of African American slaves during that infamous period in US history.

You got the money, you got the land,
You even own my sugarcane.
How you gonna keep me down
If i don't want to stay?
How you gonna keep me down
Tell me I pray.


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