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
COOKING DINNER
Go: Bile dem cabbage down. Turn dat hoecake 'round, Cook it done an' brown.
Yes: Gwineter have sweet taters too. Hain't had none since las' Fall, Gwineter eat 'em skins an' all.
CHUCK WILL'S WIDOW SONG
Oh nimber, nimber Will-o! My crooked, crooked bill-o! I'se settin' down right now, on de sweet pertater hill-o.
Oh nimber, nimber Will-o! My crooked, crooked bill-o! Two liddle naked babies, my two brown aigs now fill-o.
Oh nimber, nimber Will-o! My crooked, crooked bill-o! Don't hurt de liddle babies; dey is too sweet to kill-o.
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