ON THE TRAIL OF NEGRO FOLK-SONGS

A Collection Of Negro Traditional & Folk Songs with Sheet Music Lyrics & Commentaries - online book

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TRADITIONAL SONGS AND BALLADS
"Not without Uncle Rat's consent,"
Uh — hum! " Not without Uncle Rat's consent Would I marry the president,"
Uh —hum!
Uncle Rat he went down town,
Uh — hum! Uncle Rat he went down town To buy his niece a weddin' gown,
Uh —hum!
Where shall the wedding supper be?
Uh —hum! Where shall the wedding supper be? Way down yonder in a hollow tree,
Uh —hum!
First come in was little seed tick,
Uh —hum! First come in was little seed tick, Walkin' wid a hick'ry stick,
Uh — hum!
Next come in was a bumberly bee,
Uh —hum! Next come in was a bumberly bee, To help Miss Mouse po' out the tea,
Uh — hum!
Next come in was a big black snake,
Uh —hum! Next come in was a big black snake, In his mouth was a wedding cake,
Uh —hum!
Next come in was Uncle Rat,
Uh — hum! Next come in was Uncle Rat, With some apples in his hat,
Uh — hum!
What shall the wedding supper be?
Uh — hum! What shall the wedding supper be? Catnip broth and dogwood tea,
Uh —hum!