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
If I brung to you a gyarment; To be cut widout scissors, An' to be sewed widout thread; How (I ax you) would you
make it, Widout de needle sewin' An' widout de cloth spread ?
Kind Suh: I'd make dat gyarment
Wid love from my heart, Wid tears on yo' head; We never would part.
I WALKED THE ROADS
Well: I walked de roads, till de roads git muddy. I talked to dat pretty gal, till I couldn' stan' study.
Den: I say: "Love me liddle," I say; "Love me long." I say: "Let dat liddle be 'doggone' strong! For, shore as dat rat runs 'cross de rafter, So shore you'se de gal, you'se de gal I'se after."
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