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206              NEGRO DIALECT VERSES
Dem 'lection times is ovah now,
An' all de fuss is done; Dey's done quit talkin' pol-er-tics
An' gwine ter work, mer son. Dey tell me dat, t'roo-out der Ian'
De mills is start once mo', An' dat ole wolf is druv erway
From sniffin' 'roun' de do'.
You'll heah de 'scape pipe puffin' now,
An' heah de stiddy noise Dat soun's when dat ole mill's at work,
An' heah de singin' boys, All happy kase dey's got er chance
To arn de things dey need To keep deir wives an' chillun warm
An' give 'em fittin' feed.
Dat's why I gwine to wrop dis line,
An' leave dis fishin' hole, An' throw erway dis ole bait-hawn
An' hide de fishin' pole. De whole worl' is lookin' brighter now,
An' you is gwine ter see Some prosp'rous times, if you come on
An' go ter work wid me.






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