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American Ballads and Folk Songs
owner they were dealt with severely then and there j hence the in­junction to 'Run, Nigger, Run, the Patter-roller Git You' to the tune of 'Fire in the Mountains'—vigorous and lively with more pathos than ever 'Dixie' carried, which it antedated many years. The original words were:
" 'The day is done, night comes down Ye are long ways from home— Oh, run, nigger, run, patter-roller git you.
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Taller gal look and trine keep you overtime, De bell done rung, overseer hallowing loud— Oh, run, nigger, run—'
"Like everything of merit it has been plagiarized and burdened with outside inventions until it is hardly recognizable, but the 'Fire in the Mountains' still sticks."
Do, please, marster, don't ketch me, Ketch dat nigger behin' dat tree* He stole money en I stole none, Put him in the calaboose des for fun!
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