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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
His cane in his hand, Mr. Banjo, Boots that go creak, creak, Mr. Banjo. Does n't he strut about?
Another famous dance of the Creole Negroes was the counjaille. Cable gives part of one song which he says was one of the best-known of these counjaille songs, and was much over a hundred years old.
A Creole lady in New Orleans gave me a variant of this old coun­jaille.
UN DEUX TROIS
Un, deux, trois.
Caroline qui fais comme sa ma chere?
Un, deux, trois.
Caroline qui fais comme sa ma chere?
Maman dit oui, papa dit non,
Celui mo lais, celui mo prends.
Maman dit oui, papa dit non,
Celui mo lais, celui mo prends.
Translated, this reads:
One, two, three.
Caroline, what is the matter with you, my dear?
One, two, three.
Caroline, what is the matter with you, my dear?
Mama says yes, papa says no.
It is he I wish, it is he I'll have.
Mama says yes, papa says no.
It is he I wish, it is he I'll have.







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