Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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NEGRO FOLK RHYMES
He stole tucky, I didn' steal none.
Go wuk him in de co'n field jes fer fun.
CHICKEN IN THE BREAD TRAY
"Auntie, will yo' dog bite?" "No, Chile! No!" Chicken in de bread tray A makin' up dough.
"Auntie, will yo' broom hit?" "Yes, Chile!" Pop! Chicken in de bread tray; "Flop! Flop! Flop!"
"Auntie, will yo' oven bake?" "Yes. Jes fry!" "What's dat chicken good fer?" "Pie! Pie! Pie!"
"Auntie, is yo' pie good ?"
"Good as you could 'spec'." Chicken in de bread tray; "Peck! Peck! Peck!"
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