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
A REQUEST TO SELL
Gwineter ax my daddy to sell ole Rose, So's I can git me some new clo's. Gwineter ax my daddy to sell ole Nat, So's I can git a bran' new hat. Gwineter ax my daddy to sell ole Bruise, Den I can git some Brogran shoes. Now, I'se gwineter fix myse'f "jes so," An' take myse'f down to Big Shiloh. I'se gwine right down to Big Shiloh To take dat t'other Nigger's beau.
WE'LL STICK TO THE HOE
We'll stick to de hoe, till de sun go down. We'll rise w'en de rooster crow, An' go to de fiel' whar de sun shine hot, To de fiel' whar de sugar cane grow. Yes, Chilluns, we'll all go! We'll go to de fiel' whar de sun shine hot. To de fiel' whar de sugar cane grow.
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