Why Should I Care for the Men of Thames

William Blake 1757 (Soho) – 1827 (London)

Why should I care for the men of thames
Or the cheating waves of charter'd streams
Or shrink at the little blasts of fear
That the hireling blows into my ear

Tho born on the cheating banks of Thames
Tho his waters bathed my infant limbs
The Ohio shall wash his stains from me
I was born a slave but I go to be free.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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