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American Ballads and Folk Songs
The origin of this cheerful ditty of the dope-heads is doubtfi] At any rate the Southern barrel-house Negroes sing it and ha^ made it their own. Verses 1-7 come from New York City, the othe from the lips of Iron Head and Lead Belly. Most of the stanzas,; we heard them in the prisons, are unprintable.
Oh, whiffaree an' a-whiffo-rye, Gonna keep a-whiffin', boys, till I die* Ho, ho, honey, take a whiff on me.
Take a whiff on me, take a whiff on me, Hi, hi, baby, take a whiff on me, Ho, ho, honey, take a whiff on me.
I went down to Mister Apperson's place, Says to Mister Apperson, right to his face— Ho, ho, honey, take a whiff on me—