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
Dat Rat jes laugh to split his side. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! Dat Rat jes laugh to split his side. "Jes think o' Mousie's bein' a bride!" Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
Nex' day, dat rat went down to town. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! Nex' day dat rat went down to town, To git up de Mousie's Weddin' gown. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
"What's de bes' thing fer de Weddin' gown?"
Uh-huh! Uh-huh! "What's de bes' thing fer de Weddin' gown?" "Dat acorn hull, all gray an' brown!" Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
"Whar shall de Weddin' Infar' be?" Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! "Whar shall de Weddin' Infar' be?" "Down in de swamp in a holler tree." Uh-huh J
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