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
Fine Niggah! He can wheel 'em 'round, An' swing dem ladies handy.
Mistah Sambo, he love sugar an' tea. Mistah Sambo love his candy. Mistah Sambo; he's dat han'some man What goes wid sister Mandy.
HERE COMES A YOUNG MAN COURTING
Here comes a young man a courtin'! Courtin'!
Courtin'! Here comes a young man a-courtin'! It's Tidlum
Tidelum Day. "Say! Won't you have one o' us? Us, Sir? Us,
Sir? Say! Won't you have one o' us, Sir?" dem brown
skin ladies say.
"You is too black an' rusty! Rusty! Rusty!
You is too black an' rusty!" said Tidlum Tidelum
Day. "We hain't no blacker 'an you, Sir! You, Sir! You,
Sir! We hain't no blacker 'an you, Sir!" dem brown
skin ladies say.
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