Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

A detailed study of Negro folk music, includes lyrics & sheet music samples.

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Shopping Discounts



Share page  Visit Us On FB



Previous Contents Next
NEGRO FOLK RHYMES
JOE AND MALINDA JANE
Ole Joe jes swore upon 'is life He'd make Merlindy Jane 'is wife. W'en she hear 'im up 'is love an' tell, She jumped in a bar'l o' mussel shell. She scrape 'er back till de skin come off. Nex' day she die wid de Whoopin' Cough.
WALK, TALK, CHICKEN WITH YOUR HEAD PECKED!
Walk, talk, chicken wid yo' head pecked! You can crow w'en youse been dead. Walk, talk, chicken wid yo' head pecked! You can hoi' high yo' bloody head.
You's whooped dat Blue Hen's Chicken, You's beat 'im at his game. If dere's some fedders on him, Fer dat you's not to blame.
Walk, talk, chicken wid yo' head pecked! You beat ole Johnny Blue! Walk, talk, chicken wid yo' head pecked! Say: "Cock-a-doo-dle-dooŚ!"
4