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
Ole mammy Sopentater jump up out'n bed, An' she poke her head outside o' de do'. She say: "Ole man, my gander's gone. I heared 'im w'en he holler 'quinny-
quanio,' 'Quinny-quanio, quinny-quanio!' Yes, I heared 'im w'en he holler 'quinny-
quanio.' "
GOOSEBERRY WINE
Now 'umble Uncle Steben, I wonders whar youse gwine? Don't never tu'n yo' back, Suh, On dat good ole gooseberry wine!
Oh walk chalk, Ginger Blue! Git over double trouble. You needn' min' de wedder So's de win' don't blow you double.
Now!
Uncle Mack! Uncle Mack!
Did you ever see de lak?
Dat good ole sweet gooseberry
wine Call Uncle Steben back.
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