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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:24 AM

4. Yes, the west side too. Randy Newman's caustic 1974 "Rednecks" addresses it.

Here's the relevant verses, and I apologize for the N words. It's sung from the viewpoint of a southern racist:

Now your northern n*****'s a negro
You see he's got his dignity
Down here we're too ignorant to realize
That the North has set the n***** free

Yes he's free to be put in a cage
In Harlem in New York City
And he's free to be put in a cage
On the South Side of Chicago
And the West Side
And he's free to be put in a cage
In Hough in Cleveland
And he's free to be put in a cage
In East St. Louis
And he's free to be put in a cage
In Fillmore in San Francisco
And he's free to be put in a cage
In Roxbury in Boston
They're gatherin' 'em up from miles around
Keepin' the n*****s down

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