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
TREE FROGS (GUINEA OR EBO RHYME)
Shool ! Shool! Shool!
I rule! Shool! Shool! Shool! I
rule! Shool! Shacker-rack! I shool bubba cool.
Seller! Beller eel! Fust to ma tree'l Just came er bubba. Buska! Buska-reel!
WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY
Wen I wus a liddle boy I cleaned up mammy's dishes; Now I is a great big boy, I wears my daddy's britches. I can knock dat Mobile Buck An' smoke dat corncob pipe. I can kiss dem pretty gals, An' set up ev'ry night. 168