Colin F. Jones

MODERNISATION

Im not early be, im a soldier,
Im not really uman so can’t fight,
Im better wen wite folk olda,
Now im is yuman an alrite.
Fella all in mi country worry,
Im go with white folk not return,
Alway in a plurry hurry,
Soon other son im be is turn.
Elders go walkabout; sacred journey,
Talk much ‘bout spear change for gun,
Get money im young folk earnin,
But im lose um what he am begun.
Im in boots look not much like abo,
Some gone and totum im be shadow.