American Old Time Song Lyrics: 49 Nigger And A Coon

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NIGGER AND A COON.
Copyright, 1805, by Louis H. Ross & Co.
Words by E. F. Deering. Music by H. W. Pattee.

I saw a coon de odder night up in an apple tree.
Yer did? 'Deed I did.
And I was mighty lucky, 'case I had my gun with me.
Yer did? 'Deed I did.
For the Lord He made the coon jess to please de nigger;
I up with my gun, and pulled upon the trigger,
It kicked so mighty hard dat I had to stop to figger
Before I got dat coon.

Chorus.
Yes, he did. *'Deed I did. Yes he did. * Deed I did.
Dar in the light of de moon.
When I pulled the trigger I had to stop to figger
Before I got dat coon.
Oh, we will have a jolly time, we're gwine to dance and sing.
By de light of de moon we'll eat dat coon, And cut a pigeon wing.

I reached up in de apple tree, an' I grabbed him by the tail.
Yer did? 'Deed I did.
Den I swung this little animal upon a hickory rail.
Yer did? 'Deed I did.
I run mighty hard for de old cabin door,
I sneaked in de kitchen, and laid him on the floor;
Hannah she was happier den she eber was before,
Because she saw dat coon.

Chorus.
Yes, she did. *'Deed the did. Yes, should. * 'Deed the did.
Dar in the light of de moon.
She was so surprised dat she stuck out her eyes
When she saw dat coon.
Oh, we will have a jolly time, we're gwine to dance and sing.
By de light of de moon we'll eat dat coon, and cut a pigeou wing.

I invited lots of colored folks ter come and dine with me.
Yerdid? 'Deed I did.
'Case I wanted all the neighbors fer to hub a jubilee.
Yer did. 'Deed I did.
When we sat 'round the table the moon was shining bright;
The parson asked a blessing on eb'ry coon dat night;
De one dat's on the table, we put him out of sight,
And dat was the last ob de coon.

Chorus.
Yes, we did. 'Deed we did. Yes, we did.  'Deed we did.
Dar in the light of de moon.
Good feeling did prevail, and de deacon eat de tail,
And dat was de last of de coon.
Oh, we will have a jolly time, we're gwine to dance and sing.
By de light of de moon we'll eat dat coon, And cut a pigeon wing.

* Spoken.
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