ON THE TRAIL OF NEGRO FOLK-SONGS

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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
WHOA, MULE!
Whoa, mule, whoa, mule, whoa, mule, I tell you,
Whoa, mule, I say!
Tied a slip-knot in his tail
And his head slipped through the collar.
Lordy, lordy, save us,
Hee-haw, hee-haw, hee-haw!
Lordy, lordy, save us!
Whoa, mule, I say!
Chorus
Whoa, mule, I tell you, Whoa, mule, I say! Ain't got time to kiss you now, But don't you run away.
What a spontaneous expression of romance and realism is found in a song sent from Mississippi by Wirt A. Williams! The "mulie" re­ferred to here is not a mule, as urban readers might ignorantly sup­pose, but an ox without horns.







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