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NEGRO DIALECT VERSES             213
Refrain :
Oh Loo, John, oh Loo ;
Whar is dat hole dat de hog got thoo ?
I rid him 'roun' de mountin',
Whilse de people wuz a'countin'; Oh Loo, John, oh Loo. His foot struck a rock, an' Hit jarred a loose a fountin'; Oh Loo, John, oh Loo. Den he flew to de eas', an' He flew acrost de mountin'; Oh Loo, John, oh Loo. Den he flew outen sight
En we drunk f'um de fountin'; Oh Loo, John, oh Loo.
A 'POSSUM SONG.
Jis' lissen, niggahs, lissen;
I'se gwine to sing er song; Hit's gwine to be mos' monst'ous sweet,
An' yit not monst'ous long. - I'se gwine to sing er 'possum,
An' some er Yaller Loo, An' mention dem big Georgy yams,
Fur dey is yaller, too.






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