Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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Wise Saying Section
LEARN TO COUNT
Naught's a naught, Five's a figger. All fer de white man, None fer de Nigger.
Ten's a ten, But it's mighty funny; When you cain't count good, You hain't got no money.
THE WAR IS ON
De boll-weevil's in de cotton, De cut-worm's in de corn, De Devil's in de white man; An' de wah's a-gwine on. Poor Nigger hain't got no home! Poor Nigger hain't got no home! 207