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
It give dat frog a turble fright. Uh-huh! Uh-huh! It give dat frog a turble fright, An' he up an' say to dem, "Good-night!" Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
Dat frog, he swum de lake aroun'. Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
Dat frog, he swum de lake aroun',
An' a big black duck come gobble 'im down. Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
"What d'you say 'us Miss Mousie's lot?" Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! "What d'you say 'us Miss Mousie's lot?" "W'y, she got swallered on de spot!" Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
Now, I don't know no mo' 'an dat. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh! Now, I don't know no mo' 'an dat. If you gits mo' you can take my hat. Uh-huh!
Uh-huh!
An' if you thinks dat hat won't do. Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
An' if you thinks dat hat won't do,
Den you mought take my head 'long, too. Uh-huh!!! Uh-huh!!!
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