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Venezuelan Negro Rhymes
These Venezuelan rhymes: "A 'Would be' Im­migrant" and "Game Contestant's Song," came to us through the kindness of Mr. J. C. Williams, Caracas, Venezuela, S. A. He is a native of Vene­zuela.
We're going to dig!
We're going to dig a sepulcher to bury those regi­ments. White Rose Union!
Get yourself in readiness to bury those regiments. Oh Grentville ! * Cici! Cici! Beat them forever.
Sa your de vrai!
We'll send them a challenge,
To mardi carnival.
Sa your de vrai!!
* Cici = a kind of game.

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