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
RUN, NIGGER, RUN!
Run, Nigger, run! De * Patter-rollers'll
ketch you. Run, Nigger, run! It's almos' day.
Dat Nigger run'd, dat Nigger flew, Dat Nigger tore his shu't in two.
All over dem woods and frou de paster, Dem Patter-rollers shot; but de Nigger git faster,
Oh, dat Nigger whirl'd, dat Nigger
wheel'd, Dat Nigger tore up de whole co'n field.
SHAKE THE PERSIMMONS DOWN
De raccoon up in de 'simmon tree. Dat 'possum on de groun'. De 'possum say to de raccoon: "Suh!"
"Please shake dem 'simmons down."
♦Patrollers, or white guards; on duty at night during the days of slavery; whose duty it was to see that slaves without permission to go, stayed at home.
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