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
ANIMAL PERSECUTORS
I went up on de mountain, To git a bag o' co'n. Dat coon, he sicked 'is dog on me, Dat 'possum blowed 'is ho'n.
Dat gobbler up an' laugh at me. Dat pattridge giggled out. Dat peacock squall to bust 'is sides, To see me runnin' 'bout.
FOUR RUNAWAY NEGROES—WHENCE
THEY CAME
Once fo' runaway Niggers,
Dey met in de road.
An' dey ax one nudder:
Whar dey come from.
Den one up an' say:
"I'se jes come down from Chapel Hill
Whar de Niggers hain't wuked an' never will."
Den anudder up an' say:
"I'se jes come here from Guinea Gall Whar dey eats de cow up, skin an' all."
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