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
SAM IS A CLEVER FELLOW
Say! Is yo' peaches ripe, my boy, An' is yo' apples meller? Go an' tell Miss Katie Jones Dat Sam's a clever feller.
Say! Is yo' cherries red, my boy, An' is yo' plums all yeller? Oh please run tell Miss Katie Jones Dat Sam's a clever feller.
THE GREAT OWL'S SONG
Ah-hoo-hoo? Ah-hoo-hoo? Ah-hoo-hoo------?
An' who'll cook fer Kelline, an' who'll cook fer you------?
I will cook fer myse'f, I won't cook fer you.
Ah-hoo-hoo! Ah-hoo-hoo! Ah-hoo------!
Ah-hoo-hoo! Ah-hoo-hoo! Ah-hoo-hoo! Ah-hoo------!
I wonder if Kelline would not cook fer Hue------?
Fer dis is Big Sandy! It's Big Sandy Hue------!
Ah-hoo-hoo! Ah-hoo-hoo! Ah-hoo-hoo! Ah-hoo------!
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