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
I WISH I WAS AN APPLE
Oh : I wish I wus an apple,
An' my Sallie wus anudder. What a pretty match we'd be, Hangin' on a tree togedder!
But: If I wus an apple,
An' my Sallie wus anudder; We'd grow up high, close to de sky, Whar de Niggers couldn' git 'er.
We'd grow up close to de sun An' smile up dar above; Den we'd fall down 'way in de groun' To sleep an' dream 'bout love.
And: Wen we git through a dreamin', We'd bofe in Heaben wake. No Nigger shouldn' git my gal Wen 'is time come to bake.
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