Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

A detailed study of Negro folk music, includes lyrics & sheet music samples.

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"Did yer milk 'er good ?" "Yes, Mam!"
"Did yer do lak yer should ?" "Yes, Mam!"
"Oh, how did yer milk 'er?" "Swish! Swish!
Swish!" "Oh, how did yer milk er?" "Swish! Swish!
"Did dat cow git sick?" "Yes, Mam!" "Wus she kivered wid tick?" "Yes, Mam!" "Oh, how wus she sick?" "All bloated up." "Oh, how wus she sick ?" "All bloated up."
"Did dat cow die?" "Yes, Mam!" "Wid a pain in 'er eye?" "Yes, Mam!" "Oh, how did she die?" "Uh-! Uh-! Uh-!" "Oh, how did she die?" "Uh-! Uh-! Uh-!"
"Did de Buzzards come?" "Yes, Mam!" "Fer to pick 'er bone?" "Yes, Mam!" "Oh, how did they come ?" "Flop! Flop! Flop!" "Oh, how did they come ?" "Flop! Flop! Flop!"
If I lives to see nex' Spring I'se gwineter buy my wife a big gold ring.

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