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
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The music was written down from Mrs. Dashiell's singing by Shep-ard Webb, also of Richmond. Mrs. Dashiell says that her Negro mammy used to sing it to her, and that the song was so indissolubly associated with the sleepy time that she doubted if she could sing it for me unless she took me in her lap and rocked me to sleep by it.
OLD BANGUM
Cub - bi Ki, cud - die dumó Kil - li quo quam.
Ole Bangum, will you hunt an' ride?
Dillum down dillum? Ole Bangum, will you hunt an' ride?
Dillum down? Ole Bangum, will you hunt an' ride, Sword an' pistol by yo' side?
Cubbi Ki, cuddle dum
Killi quo quam.
There is a wiP bo' in these woods,
Dillum down dillum. There is a wil' bo' in these woods,
Dillum down. There is a wil' bo' in these woods Eats men's bones and drinks their blood. Cubbi Ki, cuddle dum
Killi quo quam.
Ole Bangum drew his wooden knife,
Dillum down dillum, Ole Bangum drew his wooden knife,
Dillum down.