ON THE TRAIL OF NEGRO FOLK-SONGS

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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
She was in the pond a-swimmm', In the pond a-swimmm', Caught her foot on a 'simmon root, An' a turtle got her head.
GO TELL AUNT TABBIE
The turkey, ungraceful though beloved fowl, scrambles through a somewhat repetitious song contributed by Miss EmiHe Walters of Charleston, South Carolina, as sung years ago by the Negroes of that section.
Rock to See de Turkey Run
Rock to see de turkey run, Run, run, run, run, run, run. Rock to see de turkey run, Run, run, run, run, run, run. Rock to see de turkey run, Run, run, run.
There are various other examples, as the song
I had a little rooster
And my rooster pleased me,







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