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
I WENT DOWN THE ROAD
I went down de road, I went in a whoop; An' I met Aunt Dinah Wid a chicken pot o' soup. "I went away from dar; hook-a-doo-dle,
hook-a-doo-dle." "I went away from dar; hook-a-doo-dle-doo!" I drunk up dat soup, An' I let her go by; An' I tol' her nex' time To bring Missus' pot pie. "Oh far'-you-well; hook-a-doo-dle, hook-a-doo-dle ; Oh far'-you-well, an' a hook-a-doo-dle-doo!"
THE OLD HEN CACKLED
De ole hen she cackled, An' stayed down in de bo'n. She git fat an' sassy, A-eatin' up de co'n. 50