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Southern Pride Being Stripped From Florida

Created: Friday, 02 March 2007 Written by Unregistered Corresp
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Claims of Racism have Governor Crist considering chainging Florida's Anthem
Governor Crist is cowering to the "political correctors" who are offended by The State of Florida's Anthem, claiming that the lyrics portray blacks in an illiterate and simplistic light.

The folliwing is Florida's Anthem as sung in the perspective of a recently freed Black Slave:

1st 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.
All de world am sad and dreary,
Ebry where I roam,
Oh! darkeys how my heart grows weary,
Far from de old folks at home.
2nd 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.
3rd verse
One little hut amond de bushes,
One dat I love,
Still sadly to my mem'ry rushes,
No matter where I rove
When will I see de bees a humming
All round de comb?
When will I hear de banjo tumming
Down in my good old home?

This is a beutiful song, I can't possibly see why any person would find it offensive.