SPREAD OUT YOUR TOES, HONEY
Copyright. 1897, by Coupon Music Pub. Co.
Words and music by Chas. E. Casey.
Old Uncle Jake had quite a skate, when he set out for de town.
But the ice was glass, the sleet fell fast, and soon that nig was down:
Den along came Minnie, with a black pickaninny how they both did grin,
They look him off his seat, stood him on his feet, den began to sing. Oh,
Spread out yo' toes, honey, spread out yo' toes.
Spread out yo' toes, honey, or righ down yo' goes;
Wheneber yo' slip, only just take a grip,
And spread out yo' toes like me.
Two weeks ago had quite a show, we were walkin' for de cake,
I had pretty Lize, 'cause we won de prize, when a big coon hollered "fake!"
He was only jell, kase we did mighty well, made me powerful mad,
My razer flew, dat nigger, too, den there was a yell. Oh,-Chorus.