Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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NEGRO FOLK RHYMES
Translation
1.   I am not going to marry Sumpun. What has Sumpun done? Sumpun doesn't live a seafaring life Boddeoh Sumpun.
2.   I am not going to marry Sumpun. What has Sumpun done? Sumpun does not support me. Boddeoh Sumpun.
BYANSWAHN-BYANSWAHN
OR
A BOAT SONG
O-O Byanswahn blay Tanner tee-o-o.
O Byanswahn jekah jubha.
De jo Byanswahn se kah jujah dai.
0  Byanswahn blay dai Tanner tee-o-o.
Translation
Oh boat, come back to me. Since you carried my child away,
1  have not seen that child. Oh boat come back to me.
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