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
LITTLE DOGS
I had a liddle dog; his name wus Ball; Wen I give him a liddle, he want it all.
I had a liddle dog, his name wus Trot; He helt up his tail, all tied in a knot.
I had a liddle dog, his name wus Blue; I put him on de road, an' he almos' flew.
I had a liddle dog, his name wus Mack; I rid his tail fer to save his back.
I had a liddle dog, his name wus Rover; Wen he died, he died all over.
I had a liddle dog, his name wus Dan ; An' w'en he died, I buried 'im in de san'.
MY DOG, CUFF
I had a liddle dog, his name wus Cuff; I sent 'im to town to buy some snuff. He drapped de bale, an' he spilt de snuff, An' I guess dat speech is long enough.
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