Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

A detailed study of Negro folk music, includes lyrics & sheet music samples.

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Dat ole bell, it goes "Bangity—
bang!" Fer all dem white folks bo'n. But I'se not ready fer to go Till Dinah blows her ho'n.
"Poke—sallid !" "Poke—sallid!" Dat ole ho'n up an' blow. Jes think about dem good ole greens! Say? Don't you want to go?
Las' Saddy mornin' Mosser said: "Jump up now, Sambo, out'n bed. Go saddle dat mule, an' go to town; An' bring home Mistiss' mornin' gown."
I saddled dat mule to go to town. I mounted up an' he buck'd me down. Den I jumped up from out'n de dust, An' I rid him till I thought he'd bust.