Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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Courtship Rhyme Section antebellum courtship inquiry
(He) Is you a fly in' lark or a settin' dove? (She) I'se a flyin' lark, my honey Love. (He) Is you a bird o' one fedder, or a bird o' two? (She) Fse a bird o' one fedder, w'en it comes to
you. (He) Den, Mam:
I has desire, an' quick temptation, To jine my fence to yo' plantation.
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