Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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Den de nex' Nigger say Whar he done come from:
"Dey wuked you night an' day as dey could;
Dey never had stopped an' dey never would."
De las' Nigger say Whar he come from:
"De Niggers all went out to de Ball;
De thick, de thin, de short, de tall."
But dey'd all please set up,
Jes lak ole Br'er Rabbit
Wen he look fer a dog.
An' keep it in mind,
Whilst dey boasts 'bout deir gals
An' dem t'other things:
"Dat none deir gals wus lak Sallie Jane, Fer dat gal wus sweeter dan sugar cane."

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