When I think about myself,

I almost laugh myself to death,

My life has been one great big joke,

A dance that’s walked

A song that speaks,

I laugh so hard I almost choke

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When I think about myself.

Sixty years in these folks’ world

The child I work for calls me girl

I say “Yes ma’am” for working’s sake.

Too proud to bend

Too poor to break,

I laugh until my stomach ache,

When I think about myself.

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My folks can make me split my side,

I laughed so hard I nearly died,

The tales they tell, sound just like lying,

They grow the fruit,

But eat the rind,

I laugh until I start to cry,

When I think about my folks.

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