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NEGRO DIALECT VERSES
He jes as good an' kine' er man
As any evah seed, En he gwineter holp de neighbor po'
Whenevah dey's in need, But here's a niggah talkin' straight:
I wouldn' stay erbout Ef de 'gredients of dem cocktails
At marster's should give out; I'd ring er bell, er blow er hawn,
To give de people warnin' Ef marster evah miss one time,
Dat cocktail in de mawnin'.
I'M A KING AN' I WARS DE CROWN.
I'm a high-tone coon an' a king, Jis de warmest kind of a thing.
I'm a velvet man, an' de black-an'-tan Dey prances along when I sing. Yes, I'm known as de cullud boss, Mighty dangerous when I'm cross;
I leads de style for mo' dan a mile; I'm killin' as a late June fros'.
chorus: Evah yaller gal in town, Dat sees me coming down,
She say: "Dat's him. Don't he look trim ?" I'm a king an' I w'ars de crown.






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