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Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla ice cream
Old Augustus Jackson's got an ice cream machine
He puts in a little flavor, sugar and ice
The he mixes it with salt and cream
It taste real nice
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Augustus Jackson was a free black man
A chef at the White House for the Madisons
He came to Philadelphia when they set him free
He started making ice cream on Goodwater Street
And the people all came
Calling out his flavors by name
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Augustus Jackson invented a way
To make his ice cream last for days and days
He built his empire up from the ground
By shipping ice-cream in tins all over town
No matter what flavor you are
You can fill up a spoon at Jackson's ice cream bar
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Credits:

Ellis Paul Publishing
Sharon Teeler, Sharon Teeler Publishing
Billy Jonas, Bang-a-Bucket Music

updated: 4 years ago