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Negro Poems, Melodies
Mandy and Mose are down the row And close behind comes old black Joe— Down to the fence and back they go— Hoe down, hoe down, hoe.
Hoe down niggers, hoe down quick— Hoe down the weeds where they done grow thick, The sun am hot and the nigger might drop— But the cotton must grow, and the nigger musn't stop.
THE ROUSTABOUT
The steamboat's on the river
Or the steamboat's in the dock, It is early in the morning
Or it's nearly four o'clock; And the roustabout is singing
As the steamboat whistle blows, For he's always writh the steamboat
Where the steamboat goes.
The steamer tugs the hawser
Or the steamboat tugs the tide, Just like a mettled racer
That is eager for a ride; And the roustabout is singing
As the steamboat whistle blows, For he's always with the steamboat
Where the steamboat goes.
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