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
ASPIRATION
If I wus de President Of dese United States, I'd eat good 'lasses candy, An' swing on all de gates.
ANIMAL FAIR
Has you ever hearn tell 'bout
de Animal Fair? Dem birds an' beasts wus all
down dere. Dat jaybird a-settin' down on 'is
wing! Has you ever hearn tell about
sitch a thing As whut 'us at dat Animal Fair ?
Well, dem animals had a Fair. Dem birds an' beasts wus dere. De big Baboon, By de light o' de moon, Jes comb up his sandy hair. 159