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
HE PAID ME SEVEN (PARODY)
"Our Fadder, Which are in Heaben!" White man owe me leben and pay me seben. "D'y Kingdom come! D'y Will be done !" An' if I hadn't tuck dat, I wouldn' git none.
PARODY ON "REIGN, MASTER JESUS,
REIGN!"
Oh rain! Oh rain! Oh rain, "good" Mosser! Rain, Mosser, rain! Rain hard! Rain flour an' lard an' a big hog head Down in my back yard.
An' w'en you comes down to my cabin, Come down by de corn flel'. If you cain't bring me a piece o' meat, Den bring me a peck o' meal.
Oh rain ! Oh rain! Oh rain, "good" Mosser! Dat good rain gives mo' rest. "What d'you say? You Nigger, dar!" "Wet ground grows grass best."
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