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
"Pray! Won't you have one o' us, Sir? Us, Sir?
Us, Sir? Pray! Won't you have one o' us, Sir?" say yaller
gals all gay. "You is too ragged an' dirty! Dirty! Dirty! You is too ragged an' dirty!" said Tidlum Tidelum
Day.
"You shore is got de bighead! Bighead! Bighead! You shore is got de bighead! You needn' come dis
way. We's good enough fer you, Sir! You, Sir! You,
Sir! We's good enough fer you, Sir!" dem yaller gals
all say.
"De fairest one dat I can see, dat I can see, dat I
can see, De fairest one dat I can see," said Tidlum Tidelum
Day. "My Lulu, come an' wa'k wid me, wa'k wid me,
wa'k wid me. My Lulu, come an' wa'k wid me. 'Miss T'dlurr?
Tidelum Day.' "
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