Clasics in Ñspel: OKAY, BROWN GIRL, OKAY, by James Berry

OCE, BRǍN GRL, OCE

Jemz Béri

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Jozi, Jozi, I am oce
biyñ brǎn. I rmembr,
evri de dusc n dōn gt born
fṛm ɖ luvñ v nît n lît
hu wrc tgɖr, lîc marid.

N ɖe wd lîc t se t y:
B at scūl on n on, brǎn Jozi,
lîc ʈǎzndz n ʈǎzndz n ʈǎzndz
v ćildṛn, hu r brǎn n ẃît
n blac n pel-lemn culr.
Ol ɖ tîm, brǎn grl Jozi z oce.

Jozi, Jozi, I am oce
biyñ brǎn. I rmembr,
evri minit sún in ɖ scî
n grǎnd v ɖ rʈ wrc tgɖr
lîc marid.

N ɖe wd lîc t se t y:
Rîd on p a gwñ esc̣letr
lîc ʈǎzndz n ʈǎzndz n ʈǎzndz
v ppl, hu r brǎn n ẃît
n blac n pel-lemn culr.
Ol ɖ tîm, brǎn grl Jozi z oce.

Jozi, Jozi, I am oce
biyñ brǎn. I rmembr,
ol ɖ tîm brît-scî n brǎn-rʈ
wrc tgɖr, lîc marid
mcñ forists n fūd n flǎrz n ren.

N ɖe wd lîc t se t y:
gro n gro brîtli, brǎn grl.
Rait n rīd n ple n wrc.
Rîd bus or tren or bot or erplein
lîc ʈǎzndz n ʈǎzndz n ʈǎzndz
v ppl, hu r brǎn n ẃît
n blac n pel-lemn culr.
Ol ɖ tîm, brǎn grl Jozi z oce.

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Stanley Royle: Portrait of a West Indian Girl; Doncaster Museum Service.
Stanli Roil (1888–1961): PORTRIT OV A WST INDỊN GRL, Doncastr Ḿziymsrvis

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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