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NEGRO FOLK RHYMES
TWO SICK NEGRO BOYS
Two liddle Niggers sick in bed, One jumped up an' bumped his head. W'en de Doctah come he simpully said: "Jes feed dat boy on shorten' bread."
T'other liddle Nigger sick in bed, W'en he hear tell o' shorten' bread, Popped up all well. He dance an'
sing! He almos' cut dat Pigeon's Wing!
GRASSHOPPER SITTING ON A SWEET POTATO VINE
Grasshopper a settin' on a sweet tater vine, 'Long come a Blackbird an' nab him up behind.
Blackbird a-settin' in a sour apple tree; Hawk grab him up behind; he "Chee! Chee! Chee!"
Big hawk a-settin' in de top of dat oak, Start to eat dat Blackbird an' he git choke.