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314              NEGRO DIALECT VERSES
Den hear me; oh hear me,
Chune de banjo high; Fur me an' Loo is livin'
Away up in de sky.
Wen I comes in f'um huntin',
'An' brings dat file-tail beas', Dat Loo's de happyis' niggah gal,
Sence Knee-bud-neezer's feas'. She tek ole Mistoo 'Possum,
En git down awn her knees, An' fix him clean en wholesome,
Den hang him up to freeze.
Way 'long too-wads nex' evenin',
'Bout early cannel light, You niggahs all come snoopin' roun'
A'smellin' fur a bite, Kase Yaller Loo's done roas' im,
Wid dem sweet, yaller yams, An' basted him, mer honeys,
Wid de essence er de hams.
You's monst'ous frien'ly wid me,
Kase he's persuadin', sho'; But you has to smell him thoo de chinks,
Fur I is shet de do'. When Loo and me's done wid 'im,
An' cyarved him to de heart, . Den tek he bones, en 'rastle
Fur de lazy niggah's part.