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
Ballad, however, does not entirely properly fit in. I have therefore resorted to the following expedient: I have taken the headings ordinarily used, and have listed under each heading the Negro Rhymes which belong with it, as nearly as possible. I have placed this classified list at the end of the book, under the title "Comparative Study Index." By using this In­dex one can locate and compare Negro Folk produc­tions with the corresponding Folk productions of other peoples.
The headings found in this Comparative Study Index are as follows:
1.   Love Songs.
2.   Dance Songs.
3.  Animal and Nature Lore.
4.  Nursery Rhymes.
5.  Charms and Superstitions.
6.   Hunting Songs.
7.  Drinking Songs.
8.  Wise and Gnomic Sayings.
9.   Harvest Songs.
10.  Biblical and Religious Themes.
11.   Play Songs.
12.   Miscellaneous.
With the way paved for others to make such com­parative study as they would like, I now feel free
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