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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Dey's picked up bofe feet an' gone A-lookin' for a home, Jes a-lookin' for a home.
De Boll Weevil is a little bug
F'um Mexico, dey say,
He come to try dis Texas soil
En thought he better stay,
A-lookin' for a home,
Jes a-lookin' for a home.
De nigger say to de Boll Weevil "Whut makes yo' head so red?" * "I's been wanderin' de whole worP ovah Till it's a wonder I ain't dead, A-lookin' for a home, Jes a-lookin' for a home."
First time I saw Mr. Boll Weevil,
He wuz on de western plain;
Next time I saw him,
He wuz ridin' on a Memphis train,
A-lookin' for a home,
Jes a-lookin' for a home.
De nex' time I saw him,
He was runnin' a spinnin' wheel j
De nex' time I saw him,
He was ridin' in an automobile,
A-lookin' for a home,
Jes a-lookin' for a home.
De fus' time I saw de Boll Weevil
He wuz settin' on de square,
De nex' time I saw de Boll Weevil
♦The Negro must have his rhyme. He is thinking of the red-headed packerwood.
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