Law said he couldn’t a

Black man he couldn’t

Be unemployed the law

 

said if he was a

Black man if he was

idle in the day caught

 

in the middle of the day

Out in the day     / He ain’t

have no contract     with no white man

 

To work a white man’s land

A black man     he

could be arrested and his labor sold     / To pay the fine

 

if he was idle in the day

Law said     he was a

Black man he was     once he had signed a contract was

 

The white man’s used the word

servant law said

The white man was

 

His     master said he got to work

Sunrise to sundown

Six days a week     but

 

On Sundays he was free

a black man if he was

to not     / Work on Sundays

 

Law said on Sundays if he was

a black man he was free

Law set him Sundays free

 

If he was free     / Law said he ought to

Consult the law if he don’t know

Who owns him when who owns him