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Item SMA_SR-2015-038 - Newspaper Article - 4 May 1922 - poem about Wong

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Newspaper Article - 4 May 1922 - poem about Wong

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Sidney and Islands Review, "Wong Thanks James Island Rhymer", 4 May 1922, Page 1.

"Wong Thanks James Island Rhymer
Some fella, Sidney paper, lite 'bout old Wong,
Tellum 'bout him cleanum windows -- allee same song.
Some fella likee me -- him say velly good
Word fo' poor old Chinaman who chop allee wood.

Some time I be sick, maybe no can do,
Malceum licee, chow-chow, wen him gotum 'flu.'
White man, white lady, knockum Wong's door,
Bling him nicee lil cakee, soup, an' do him chore.

Wong savvy white man -- him good bossy man,
Him say, Wong no drinkee, no play fan-tan.
Old Wong no forgetee -- makeum feel heap good,
That wy Wong fee biddies, oilum floors, chop wood.
Jaxneueo Island, B.C., May 2, 1922."

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Transcription from scan of original by Brad Morrison, 2015


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