Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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Nev' mfn' what yo' daddy say, Shake yo' liddle foot an' fly away. Nev' mfn' if yo' mammy say: "De Devil'll git you." Sail away!
Hush boys! Hush boys! Don't make a noise,
While ole Mosser's sleepin'.
We'll run down de Graveyard, an' take out
de bones, An' have a liddle Banjer pickin'.
I takes my Banjer on a Sunday mornin'. Dem ladies, dey 'vites me to come. We slips down de hill an' picks de liddle chune: "Walk, Tom Wilson Here Afternoon."
♦"Walk Tom Wilson Here Afternoon"; "You Cain't Dance Lak ole Zipp Coon." Pick *"Dinah's Dinner Ho'n" "Dance 'Round
de Room." "Sweep dat Kittle Wid a Bran' New Broom."
* Those starred are found elsewhere in this volume. We were unable to obtain the other three.