Negro Melodies Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs and Poems &c

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Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
The burden is heavy that my back must bear
But the Lord done keep me in His care,
And the Lord is good and the Lord is kind
And rest and shade I am sure to find;
And all you got to do when the world goes wrong
Is to keep on totin', totin' along.
OH LORD NOT ME
Who stole the woodpile and the axe?
Who turns the turtles on their backs ?
Who had some chickens in some funny looking
sacks ? Oh Lord, not me.
Who went fishing and stepped on a toad? Who saw a bat fly over the road? Who didn't have a rabbit's foot when the hen
crowed ? Oh Lord, not me.
ANTE-BELLUM
Ante-Bellum I knew her well
And Parson Jones began to tell
The virtues of an old black Mammy
Who had a son whose name was Sammy,
Who had a niece whose name was Ethel
Who went to Sunday school in Bethel;
And so the Parson strung his lyre
Until he proved himself a liar,
For Ante-Bellum means befoh'
All that trouble called the wah.
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