Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise - online book

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

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Pastime Rhyme Section
De Lawd made man, an' de man made money. De Lawd made de bees, an' de bees made honey. De Lawd made ole Satan, an' ole Satan he make sin. Den de Lawd, He make a liddle hole to put ole Satan in.
Did you ever see de Devil, wid his iron handled
shovel, A scrapin' up de san' in his ole tin pan? He cuts up mighty funny, he steals all yo' money, He blinds you wid his san\ He's tryin' to git you,
Johnny, Johnny Bigfoot! Want a pair o' shoes? Go kick two cows out'n deir skins. Run Brudder, tell de news!