American Old Time Song Lyrics: 56 Sweet Potato Hoe Cake And Possum

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SWEET POTATO, HOE CAKE AND POSSUM.
Copyright, 1895, by The Keenan Publishing Company.
Words and Music by Gilmore & Leonard.

Tub Johnson lives away down South, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
Where the alligators have such hig mouths, sweet potato, hoe cake find possum;
When the moon am shining bright, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
Coons are out both day and night for sweet potato, hoe cake and possum.

Chorus.
Does you love your sweet potato, does you love your hoe cake, too;
Does you love your possum, nigger? Oh, my Lord, I'd die for you. -Dance.

Dat little thing he am so cunning, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
You'd think him dead when he's only funning, sweet potato, hoe cake a possum;
He lies still upon the ground, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
When you turn your back he can't be found, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum.

-Chorus.
Every coon was seated down, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
When dat possum passed around, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
Niggers lips began to swell, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
When dat possum they did smell, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum.- Chorus.

Pop Johnson am a mighty good cook, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
He's black as the devil, but he knows his book, sweet potato, hoe cake a possum;
Hear dem coons yell with delight, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum;
Dar's a hoe-cake party held to-night, sweet potato, hoe cake and possum. - Cho
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