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
THE ORIGIN OF THE SNAKE
Up de hill an' down de level! Up de hill an' down de level! Granny's puppy treed de Devil.
Puppy howl, an' Devil shake! Puppy howl, an' Devil shake! Devil leave, an' dere's yo' snake.
Mash his head; de sun shine bright! Mash his head; de sun shine bright; Tail don't die ontel it's night.
Night come on, an' sperits groan! Night come on, an' sperits groan! Devil come an' gits his own.
WILD HOG HUNT
Nigger in de woods, a-settin' on a log; Wid his ringer on de trigger, an' his eyes
upon de hog. De gun say "bam!" an' de hog say "bip!" An' de Nigger grab dat wild hog wid all
his grip.
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