ON THE TRAIL OF NEGRO FOLK-SONGS

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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
Chorus
Row after row, my baby, Row after row, my baby, Row after row, my baby, Row after row.
When I think of her the rows get shorter, For I find my work is through; So I keep on a-hoein' an' a-hoein', Thinkin' of Miss Lindy Lou.
Chorus
/The rhythmic possibilities of the washboard in the hands of a Negress are all but illimitable. J There are many " rubbing songs," but .one example, a Creole song from Louisiana given by Mrs. George Deynoodt and Mrs. La Rose, of New Orleans will serve.
TOUT PITIT NEGRESSE
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selle, les blanchiseuses! A, al - la, mam-selle, les blanchiseuses!
Tout pitit Negresse en bas bayou, A-pe laver chimise ye* mama! A, alia, mamselle, les blanchiseusesl A, alia, mamselle, les blanchiseuses!
Tout pitit Negre en bas bayou, A-pe frotter culotte ye' papa! A, alia, monsieur, les blanchisseurs! A, alia, monsieur, les blanchisseurs!
This says (in English):
A very little Negress down on the bayou Washing shirts, oh, mama! Oh, lady, the washerwomen! Oh, lady, the washerwomen!







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