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SONGS ABOUT ANIMALS
167
An' stumped tail am the har',
An' stumped tail am the har', my love,
An' stumped tail am the har'.
A similar song, which is also very old, was sent me by Josephine Pankey, of Little Rock, Arkansas, who says that it was taken down from the singing of elderly Negroes, who had heard it sung by slaves on plantations before the war.
PAINS IN MY FINGERS
Pains in my fingers, Pains in my toes; I sent for Dr. Brody To know what to do.
Chorus
Sick him, Bobby, hoo-hoo 1
Sick him, Bobby, hoo!
Oh, pore Mary Jane,
He'll never come here no more.
A rabbit is a cunnin' thing, He rambles after dark; He never thinks to curl his tail Till he hears my bull-dog bark.
Chorus







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