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
Says he: "Miss Mousie, is you in?" Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
Says he: "Miss Mousie, is you in?"
"Oh yes, Sugar Lump! I kyard an' spin." Uh-huh ! Uh-huh!
He tuck dat Mousie on his knee. Uh-huh! Uh-huh! He tuck dat Mousie on his knee, An' he say: "Dear Honey, marry me!" Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
"Oh Suh!" she say, "I cain't do dat." Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! "Oh Suh!" she say, "I cain't do dat, Widout de sayso o' uncle Rat." Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
Dat ole gray Rat, he soon come home. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! Dat ole gray Rat, he soon come home, Sayin': "Whose been here since I'se been gone?"
Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
"A fine young gemmun fer to see." Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! "A fine young gemmun fer to see, An' one dat axed fer to marry me." Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
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