Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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My ole Mistiss promise me, Wen she died, she'd set me free. She lived so long dat 'er head got bal', An' she give out'n de notion a dyin' at all.
My ole Mistiss say to me: "Sambo, I'se gwine ter set you free." But w'en dat head git slick an' bal', De Lawd couldn' a' killed 'er wid a big green maul.
My ole Mistiss never die,
Wid 'er nose all hooked an' skin all
dry. But my ole Miss, she's somehow gone, An' she lef "Uncle Sambo" a-hillin'
up co'n.
Ole Mosser lakwise promise me, Wen he died, he'd set me free. But ole Mosser go an' make his Will Fer to leave me a-plowin' ole Beck still.

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