ON THE TRAIL OF NEGRO FOLK-SONGS

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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
A squirrel is a pretty thing, He carries a pretty tail; He eats all the farmer's corn And husks it on the rail.
Chorus
Ole Master give me holiday, Ole Mistis give me more; To stick my head in a hollow log An' hit me sixty-four.
Chorus
Miss Cohen, formerly of Charleston, South Carolina, gives an old version in the gullah dialect, as sung by Negroes in her section.
BOIL DEM CABBAGE DOWN
ger go to chu'ch, An' you hear 5im laugh a mile.
W'ite folks go to chu'ch, An' he never crack a smile; An' nigger go to chu'ch, An' you hear Jim laugh a mile.
Chorus
Boil dem cabbage down, An' tu'n 'em roun' an' roun'. Stop dat foolin', little nigger gal, An' boil dem cabbage down!
Raccoon 'e am bushy-tail', An' possum }e am bare. Raccoon 'e am bushy-tail', But 'e ain't got none to spare*







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