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LONGFELLOW'S 'EXCELSIOR' DONE IN PIDGIN
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Mamie Jane Meredith (1888 -1966)

That nightee teem he come chop-chop
One young man walkee, no can stop,
Machee snow, machee ice,
He cally flag wit’h chop so nice - Top-side Galah

He muchee solly; one piecee eye
Lookee sharp - so fashion - my
He talkee large, he talkee stlong’
Too much culio; allee same gong - Top-side Galah

Insidee house he can see light,
And evly loom got fire all light,
He lookee plenty ice more high
Insidee mout’h he plenty cly - Top-side Galah

Ole man talkee, “No can walk,
Bimeby lain come, velly dark;
Have got water, velly wide”
Machee, my must go top-side - Top-side Galah

“Man-man” one girlee talkee he
“What for you go top-side look-see?”
And one teem more he plenty cly,
But allee teem walk plenty high - Top-side Galah

“Take care t’hat spilum tlee, young man,
Take care t’hat ice, must go man-man.”
One coolie chin-chin he good-night
He talkee, “My can go all light” - Top-side Galah

That young man die; one large dog see
Too muchee bobbly findee he,
He hand b’long coldee, all same like ice,
He holdee flag, with chop so nice - Top-side Galah
 
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