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
ROSES RED
Rose's red, vi'lets blue. Sugar is sweet but not lak you. De vi'lets fade, de roses fall; But you gits sweeter, all in all.
As shore as de grass grows 'round de
stump, You is my darlin' Sugar Lump. Wen de sun don't shine de day is cold, But my love fer you do not git old.
De ocean's deep, de sky is blue; Sugar is sweet, an' so is you; De ocean waves an' de sky gits pale, But my love are true, an' it never fail.
YOU HAVE MADE ME WEEP
You'se made me weep, you'se made me
mourn, You'se made me tears an' sorrow. So far' you well, my pretty liddle gal, I'se gwine away to-morrow.
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