Jim Limber the Adopted Mulatto Son of Jefferson Davis Was Another Child First

They put me in a dead boy’s clothes dead Joseph

Except he wasn’t dead at first they put

Me in his clothes dead Joseph’s     after Joseph

Died and I used to call him Joe     they put

Me in   Joe’s clothes at first before he died

Joe wasn’t five yet when I met him      I

Was seven     I was seven when he died

Still but a whole year bigger then but I

Wore his clothes still and the whole year I lived with

Momma Varina      and with daddy Jeff

I never lived so good as when I lived with

Them and especially it was daddy Jeff

Who kept me fed and wearing those nice clothes

Until they fit as tight as bandages