ON THE TRAIL OF NEGRO FOLK-SONGS

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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
A Negro lover does not sonnet his sweetheart's eyebrows, but he addresses other rhymes to her charms, as in the blues reported by Professor W. H. Thomas, of Texas.
A BROWN-SKINNED WOMAN
A brown-skinned wo - man and she's choc'late to de bone.
A brown-skinned woman and she's choc'late to de bone. A brown-skinned woman and she smells like toilet soap, A black-skinned woman and she smells like a billy-goat. A brown-skinned woman makes a freight-train slip and slide. A brown-skinned woman make$ an engine stop and blow. A brown-skinned woman makes a bulldog break his chain. A brown-skinned woman makes a preacher lay his Bible down. I married a woman; she was even tailor-made.
The colored man in a song sent by Mrs, Buie, of Marlin, Texas, obviously has reason for his lowness of spirits. Po' LVl Ella is a favorite in East Texas sawmill districts.
PO' LTL ELLA
J'll tell you somep'n that bothers my mind: J?o' li'l Ella laid down and died. I'll tell you ^omep'n that bothers my mind: jPo' li'l Ella laid down and died.
I would n't V minded little Ella dyin', But she left three chillun. I would n'tV minded little Ella dyin', But she left three chillun.







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