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 John Chinaman, My Joe, John

1. Read the first stanza. What is the author worried about?

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2. In the second stanza, how do you think the Chinese "spoil the water holes"?

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3. Who is upset by the spoiled water holes and what do they do to the Chinese?

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4. What kind of work place is implied in the third stanza? __________________________________________________________________

5. What might the author mean in the fourth stanza when he says "and more power to your tail"?

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6. In the last line, the song reads, "Don't abuse the freedom you enjoy, John Chinaman, my Jo". If you were a Chinese immigrant, what would this mean to you?

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Gold Mountain

Part Five