ON THE TRAIL OF NEGRO FOLK-SONGS

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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
I WENT TO THE HOP-JOINT
one! (Oh, ba - by darl - in', why don't you come home?) . .
I went to the hop-joint
And thought I'd have some fun.
In walked Bill Bailey
With his forty-one I
(Oh, baby darlin', why don't you come home?)
First time I saw him
I was standin' in the hop-joint door.
Next time I saw him,
I was lyin' on the hop-joint floor.
(Oh, baby darlin', why don't you come home?)
Shot me in the side
And I staggered to the door.
Don't catch me playin' bull
In the hop-joint any more!
(Oh, baby darlin', why don't you come home?)
Some rides in buggies,
Some rides in hacks.
Some rides in hearses,
But they never come back!
(Oh, baby darlin', why don't you come home?)
Mrs. Baxtlett says," There is another version which is hardly fit for publication. I have had a hard time getting any of the words at all.
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I went to the hop-joint,
I could n't control my mind.
Pulled out my forty-five
And shot that gal of mine.
(Oho, my baby, take a-one on me!)







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