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NEGRO FOLK RHYMES
SHEEP AND GOAT
Sheep an' goat gwine to de paster; Says de goat to de sheep: "Cain't you walk a liddle faster?"
De sheep says: "I cain't, I'se a liddle too full." Den de goat say: "You can wid my ho'ns in yo' wool."
But de goat fall down an' skin 'is shin
An' de sheep split 'is lip wid a big broad grin.
JACKSON, PUT THAT KETTLE ON!
Jackson, put dat kittle on! Fire, steam dat coffee done! Day done broke, an' I got to run Fer to meet my gal by de risin' sun.
My ole Mosser say to me, Dat I mus' drink * sassfac tea; But Jackson stews dat coffee done, An' he sho' gits his po'tion: Son!
* Sassfac = sassafras.