Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

A detailed study of Negro folk music, includes lyrics & sheet music samples.

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Shopping Discounts



Share page  Visit Us On FB



Previous Contents Next
NEGRO FOLK RHYMES
DESTINIES OF GOOD AND BAD CHILDREN
One, two, three, fo', five, six, seben; All de good chilluns goes to Heaben. All de bad chilluns goes below, To * segashuate wid ole man t Joe.
One, two, three, fo', five, six, seben, eight; All de good chilluns goes in de Pearly Gate. But all de bad chilluns goes the Broad Road below, To segashuate wid ole man Joe.
BLACK-EYED PEAS FOR LUCK
One time I went a-huntin', I heared dat 'possum sneeze. I hollered back to Susan Ann: "Put on a pot o' peas."
Dat good ole 'lasses candy, What makes de eyeballs shine, Wid 'possum peas an' taters, Is my dish all de time.
* Segashuate means associate with. fRead first stanza of "Sheep Shell Corn," to know of ole man Joe.
200