Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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NEGRO FOLK RHYMES
Says he: "Nayger, de railroad's done, an' de chyars
is on de track," Says he: "Nayger, de railroad's done, an' de chyars
is on de track," "Transportation brung yer here, but yo' money'll
take yer back."
I went down to de Deepo, an' my ticket I sho' did
draw. I went down to de Deepo, an' my ticket I sho' did
draw. To take me over dat ole Iron Mountain to de State
o' Arkansaw.
As I went sailin' down de road, I met my mudder-
in-law. I wus so tired an' hongry, man, dat I couldn' wuk
my jaw. Fer I hadn't had no decent grub since I lef ole
Arkansaw.
Her bread wus hard corndodgers; dat meat, I
couldn' chaw. Her bread wus hard corndodgers; dat meat, I
couldn' chaw. You see; dat's de way de Hoosiers feeds way out in
Arkansaw.
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