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
STICK-A-MA-STEW
Stick-a-ma-stew, he went to town. Stick-a-ma-stew, he tore 'is gown. All dem folks what live in town Cain't mend dat randsome, handsome gown.
BOB-WHITE'S SONG
Bob-white ! Bob-white! Is yo' peas all ripe? No—! not—! quite!
Bob-white! Bob-white! W'en will dey be ripe? To-mor—! row—! might!
Bob-white! Bob-white! Does you sing at night? No—! not—! quite!
Bob-white! Bob-white! W'en is de time right? At can—! die—! light!
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