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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
Oh, my love, di-dee-o, oh, my love, di-dee-o, Oh, my love, di-dee-o, oh, my love, di-dee-o! Ain't dat nice, di-dee-o, ain't dat nice, di-dee-o, Ain't dat nice, di-dee-o, ain't dat nice, di-dee-o?
The words to the next have little coherence or logic, evidently being used merely as an excuse to bring in the directions of stealing up in the dance.
MY MAMMY STOLED A COW
Steal up, young ladies,
My mammy stoled a cow. Steal up, my darlin' chile,
My mammy stoled a cow.
Chorus
Stoled dat cow in Baltimo',
My mammy stoled a cow. Stoled dat cow in Baltimo',
My mammy stoled a cow.
Steal all round, don't slight no one,
My mammy stoled a cow; Steal all round, don't slight no one,
My mammy stoled a cow.
Chorus
The following song was heard sung by slaves in York County, South Carolina, by Dr. W. F. More, when he was a boy:







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