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
An' if you ax questions, 'Bout my havin' de flour; I fergits to use 'lasses An' de pie'll be all sour.
Dem apples jes wa'k here; An' dem 'lasses, dey run. Hain't no place lak my house Found un'er de sun.
THE OLD SECTION BOSS
I once knowed an ole Sexion Boss b,ut he done been
laid low. I once knowed an ole Sexion Boss but he done been
laid low. He "Caame frum gude ole Ireland some fawhrty
year ago."
Wen I ax 'im fer a job, he say: "Nayger, w'at can
yer do?" Wen I ax 'im fer a job, he say: "Nayger, w'at can
yer do?" "I can line de track; tote de jack, de pick an' shovel
too."
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