D G A D Dont cry my baby, dont cry all the while. D G A D Dont cry my baby just give me a smile. D G A D Seen my daddy, die in the war, D G A D Seen my mamma die crying for. D G A D Ring, ring, Ive got to sing D G A D Ring, ring Ive got to sing They call me a hounddog, they call me a swine Its all because of my colour for their war tho I m fine They’re talking ‘bout freedom of religion and race But if your a negro, they slap you in the face. So whats the use fighting for that sacred democracy When Ku-klux-klan murderers are going scott free But I am still happy so dont cry my babe Together we ll strife for being free people some day.