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
"What shall de Weddin' Infar' be?" Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! "What shall de Weddin' Infar' be?" "Two brown beans an' a blackeyed pea." Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
Fust to come in wus de Bumblebee. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! Fust to come in wus de Bumblebee. Wid a fiddle an' bow across his knee. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
De nex' dat come wus Khyernel Wren. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! De nex' dat come wus Khyernel Wren, An' he dance a reel wid de Turkey Hen. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
De nex' dat come wus Mistah Snake. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! De nex' dat come wus Mistah Snake, He swallowed de whole weddin' cake! Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
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