I, TOO, SING AMERICA

Langston Hughes

 

All

I, too, sing America.

Group 1
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Group 2
Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

All
Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.