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
* GOOSIE-GANDER PLAY RHYME
"Goosie, goosie, goosie-gander! What d'you say?""Say: 'Goose!'" "Ve'y well, go right along, Honey! I tu'ns yo' years a-loose."
"Goosie, goosie, goosie-gander! What d'you say?""Say: 'Gander'" "Ve'y well. Come in de ring, Honey! I'll pull yo' years way yander!"
HAWK AND BUZZARD
Once : De Hawk an' de buzzard went to roost, An' de hawk got up wid a broke off tooth.
Den: De hawk an' de buzzard went to law,
An' de hawk come back wid a broke up jaw.
But lastly: Dat buzzard tried to plead his case, Den he went home wid a smashed in face.
* For explanation read the Study in Negro Folk Rhymes.
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