Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: Racist Nursery Rhymes You Didn’t Know You Were Learning

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Oh! Susanna

The lyrics to “Oh! Susanna” don’t make any sense on purpose. This was a popular minstrel song — written by Stephen Foster — sung by a man in black face playing a slave that is so stupid he doesn’t understand the concept of temperature or geography:

“It rain’d all night de day I left, De wedder it was dry, The sun so hot I froze to def…”

The original version also contains a lot of n-bombs so maybe don’t turn this track up at work.

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