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DANCE-SONGS OR REELS
107
'TAINT GWINE RAIN NO MO'
Ole cow died at the mouth of the branch,
'T ain't gwine rain no mo'. The buzzards had a public dance,
'T ain't gwine rain no mo'.
Chorus
'T ain't gwine rain,
'T ain't gwine snow,
'T ain't gwine rain no mo';
Steal up, ev'rybody,
'T ain't gwine rain no mo'.
What did the blackbird say to the crow?
'T ain't gwine rain no mo'. 'T ain't gwine hail an' 't ain't gwine snow,
'T ain't gwine rain no mo'.
Chorus
Gather corn in a beegum hat,
'T ain't gwine rain no mo'; Ole massa grumble ef you eat much of that,
'T ain't gwine rain no mo'.
Chorus
Two, two, and round up four, T ain't gwine rain no mo';
Two, two, and round up four, 'T ain't gwine rain no mo'.
Six, two, and round up four, 'T ain't gwine rain no mo';
Six, two, and round up four, 'T ain't gwine rain no mo'.
Chorus
Chorus
The last line of the chorus is for all to "steal up" in the dance.







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