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My Wise Country Cousin on Ol’ See-Eye- (Confidential Informant) Sebben…

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    by BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner

    Whetha he wearin’ wire, Gerri-curl, or de ‘Cess

    Wen he cum, you know he cumin wit sum mess

     

    My Wise Country Cousin on Ol’ See-Eye- (Confidential Informant) Sebben…

    by BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner

     

    Dat ol’ Sharlatan boy alwaze ben suspec ta me

    How de jurnalis in jail an dat ol’ boy run free?

    He millytunt lak de roun’ hol fo’ de square peg

    Dat ol’ boy ‘bout as crookit as a dawg’s hin’ leg

    Whetha he wearin’ wire, Gerri-curl, or de ‘Cess

    Wen he cum, you know he cumin wit sum mess

    What JB say, “lak a dull nife dat jus’ ain’t cuttin’?”

    Lawd, dat boy ben talkin’ loud an’ sayin’ nuttin’!

    An’ how in hell did he git at de head ob de march

    Less Randoff, Russin or Kang pass em de torch?

     

    But, it don’ tak no Shurlock Homes or Calumbo

    So, plese don’ cum at me wit dat mumbo-jumbo

    It feel lak we jus gittin’ a tlil’ pece ob de troof

    Boy up in de Offal Offuz wit his chekurd youf

    It simpul as dis: “Ebry thang glittur ain’t gol

    Jus’ lak ebry thang on ice sho’ nuff ain’t col

    He de blak, dubul blak, 14-carrut millytunt fak

    Code-name ”See-Eye-Seeben,” dat tak de cak

    Don’de Seekrit Servus do wha wite fok call vet?

    Nobydee hear dat Sebben frum de *IBM set?

     

    60 Menits tos’ him sof bawls ‘bout book an’ wait

    Nuthin’ ‘bout See-Eye-Sebben an’ See-Eye-8?

    Silunce ‘bout danjurs ob being See-Eye-Sebben— 

    ‘Cause he wus ‘bout ta turn TB star ‘roun elebben!

    Thro’d de Green Zar an Reb Rite unna de bus—

    But, wit ol’ Sebben, dere wusn’t eben a lil’ fuss

    Lak Calumbo, “Dere’s one thang botha me”

    How walls got erz, camruz ebry pol an’ tree

    Dey eben know de culur an’ time dat ah pee

    How he fule Commanduh-in-Cheef, fuleAG?

    Ain’t a bettin’ man, an’ don’ bose, don’ glote

    But, ah figur he be wearin’ a seement obercoat…

    When dey sels out ta debils wha dey expecs?

    Gots a funne feelin dat ol’ Kwonza boy be nex…

     

    * IBM= Italian Business Men

     

    Raymond Nat Turner can be contacted at upsurgejazz.com.

     

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