Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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Married Life Rhyme Section the newly weds
First Mont': "Set down in my cabin, Honey!"
Nex' Mont': "Stan' up, my Pie." Third Mont': "You go to wuk, you Wench! You well to wuk as I!"
WHEN I GO TO MARRY
Wen I goes to marry, I wants a gal wid money. I wants a pretty black-eyed gal To kiss an' call me "Honey."
Well, w'en I goes to marry, I don't wanter git no riches. I wants a man 'bout four
foot high, So's I can w'ar de britches. 144