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A poem by  Langston Hughes
“ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>Ballad of Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>The pot was empty,  </li></ul><ul><li>The cupboard wa...
“ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>Empty Pot </li></ul><ul><li>Bare Cupboard </li></ul>
“ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>I said, Papa,  </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the matter here?  </li></ul><ul><li>I’m waitin' on ...
“ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>Waiting on Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt </li></ul>
I said, Tell me, Mama,  What’s it all about?  We’re waitin' on Roosevelt, son,  Roosevelt, Roosevelt,  Just waitin' on Roo...
“ Ballad of Roosevelt
Sister got sick  And the doctor wouldn’t come  Cause we couldn’t pay him  The proper sum— A-waitin on Roosevelt, Roosevelt...
“ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>Sick sister </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor no show </li></ul>
Then one day  They put us out o' the house.  Ma and Pa was Meek as a mouse  Still waitin' on Roosevelt,  Roosevelt, Roosev...
“ Ballad of Roosevelt”
But when they felt those Cold winds blow And didn’t have no Place to go Pa said, I’m tired O’waitin' on Roosevelt, Rooseve...
“ Ballad of Roosevelt”
I can’t git a job And I can’t git no grub. Backbone and navel’s Doin' the belly-rub— A-waitin' on Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Ro...
“ Ballad of Roosevelt”
And a lot o' other folks What’s hungry and cold Done stopped believin' What they been told By Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosev...
“ Ballad of Roosevelt”
And you can’t build a  bungalow Out o' air— Mr. Roosevelt, listen! What’s the matter here?
“ Ballad of Roosevelt”
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Ballad of Roosevelt

  1. 1. A poem by Langston Hughes
  2. 2. “ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>Ballad of Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>The pot was empty, </li></ul><ul><li>The cupboard was bare. </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>Empty Pot </li></ul><ul><li>Bare Cupboard </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>I said, Papa, </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the matter here? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m waitin' on Roosevelt, son, </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt, Roosevelt, </li></ul><ul><li>Waitin' on Roosevelt, son. </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>Waiting on Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt </li></ul>
  6. 6. I said, Tell me, Mama, What’s it all about? We’re waitin' on Roosevelt, son, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Just waitin' on Roosevelt.
  7. 7. “ Ballad of Roosevelt
  8. 8. Sister got sick And the doctor wouldn’t come Cause we couldn’t pay him The proper sum— A-waitin on Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, A-waitin' on Roosevelt.
  9. 9. “ Ballad of Roosevelt” <ul><li>Sick sister </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor no show </li></ul>
  10. 10. Then one day They put us out o' the house. Ma and Pa was Meek as a mouse Still waitin' on Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt.
  11. 11. “ Ballad of Roosevelt”
  12. 12. But when they felt those Cold winds blow And didn’t have no Place to go Pa said, I’m tired O’waitin' on Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt. Damn tired o‘ waitin’ on Roosevelt.
  13. 13. “ Ballad of Roosevelt”
  14. 14. I can’t git a job And I can’t git no grub. Backbone and navel’s Doin' the belly-rub— A-waitin' on Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt.
  15. 15. “ Ballad of Roosevelt”
  16. 16. And a lot o' other folks What’s hungry and cold Done stopped believin' What they been told By Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt— Cause the pot’s still empty, And the cupboard’s still bare
  17. 17. “ Ballad of Roosevelt”
  18. 18. And you can’t build a bungalow Out o' air— Mr. Roosevelt, listen! What’s the matter here?
  19. 19. “ Ballad of Roosevelt”

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