Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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Love Rhyme Section
PRETTY LITTLE PINK
My pretty liddle Pink,
I once did think,
Dat we-uns sho' would marry;
But I'se done give up,
Hain't got no hope,
I hain't got no time to tarry.
I'll drink coffee dat flows,
From oaks dat grows,
'Long de river dat flows wid brandy.
A BITTER LOVERS' QUARREL-ONE
SIDE
You nasty dog! You dirty hog! You thinks somebody loves you. I tells you dis to let you know I thinks myse'f above you. 127