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Baa Baa Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?

Updated on March 27, 2017
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep have you any wool?

No sir, master tool them all and left me cold locked up in this here coop

Baa Baa Black Sheep you are always lying

Hush it up, shut your mouth and stop the bleating and crying

I know master treats you well, look how plump you are

He feeds you, works you, what else do you want? A Shiny Star?

No Sire, I just want to be set free

I don't want my wool stolen from me

I want to be seen as a regular sheep, not a black one

But you would not understand

Baa Baa Black Sheep, you complain too much

So what if Master took your wool, you are lucky he did not take your guts

Please sir, I am tired and have no more wool to give

Can you help me break free, so I can go back to my home, to the life I once lived

Baa Baa Black sheep, you must becoming insane

Why would I do that, I make money from your wool, I would loose all my sales

Baa Baa Black sheep, like it or not, you are here to stay

Forget your past land, forget the drums, the dances, hear me and obey

There is nothing left for you in the East

You are in the West now, be grateful please

You know we could have left you all to die out at sea

But instead we spared your lives. Black sheep, don't you see?

Black Sheep
Black Sheep

Black Sheep? I see your master coming

Why are you cowering, why are you cringing?

He has come for more wool, I can't take the pain

Oh I wish I did not exist, I wish the earth would swallow me down like a drain

Go on Black sheep, don't make your master mad

Go give your wool, smile and even act glad

Lest you want to loose more than just your beautiful wool

Or locked up for a long time in a smelly coop.

I would rather have death than go on living this way

I hear freedom calling, freedom, freedom I Say!

Baa Baa Black sheep this time you have completely lost it

Now see that, Your master comes with a rope and a torch, remember you caused it

Bye now black sheep, you should have just given up your wool

Now you are swinging, swinging, swinging, yet your master still have taken your wool.

Why did that Black sheep want to die?

What did he believe master did wrong to make him cry?

Didn't his master feed him, clothes him and put him to work?

Maybe it is something I am just not getting, maybe that's how black sheep mind works.


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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Bill for reading my Baa Baa Black Sheep

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      Bill Holland 

      21 months ago from Olympia, WA

      History does repeat itself and we, as a nation, seem to be very slow to learn the lessons presented to us. Great metaphor, Clive!

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for popping in for the Black Sheep Linda Rodgers

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      Linda Rogers 

      21 months ago from Minnesota

      This is such a sad metaphor on the state of our country or any form of feeling like a black sheep. Great poem and photo's of the sweet black sheep.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      22 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for stopping by ruby

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      22 months ago from Southern Illinois

      The black sheep's wool won't have to be dyed, the white wool will be dyed different colors, so I would think the black sheep is one up on the whitey. Nice rhyming!

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      22 months ago from Jamaica

      whounuho. Great minds think alike.

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      Clive Williams 

      22 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks CoffeeQueen. Blessings to you

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      22 months ago from United States

      I get your meaning here and its metaphorical likeness to a story from our past. This country and its people will one day learn to get along much better than we still do. There is always hope. Blessings my friend. whonu

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      Louise Powles 

      22 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I remember the old Nursery Rhyme well. This is a lovely piece of poetry. That black sheep is lovely. =)


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