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Part Five

The Song

Your teacher will put a copy of a folk song, "John Chinaman, My Jo, John", on the overhead or display station. This song is a take off of a famous song "John Anderson, My Jo, John".

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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? __________________________________________________

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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