TFW you just now learn that "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" is an African-American spiritual song that originated during slavery. :blobnervous:

There are several films that feature a white actor singing this from a jail cell or some other form of captivity. :oh_no:

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@Jo 'When The Saints Go Marching In' is a slave song about how the end of the world would be better than this shit.

@Jo camptown races is an oppressor song about how black people can't talk 'properly' and lose all of their wages at the race track.

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the history of Putting On The Ritz was extremely hard to process

@Vordus @Jo don't get me started on Turkey in the Straw (the US ice cream van tune). As a bonus, learning its history also ruins Mickey Mouse

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