Negro Melodies Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs and Poems &c

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Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
Gracious! how that chile done grow, Said a snowball white as snow, To a sunflower all aglow— Gracious how that chile done grow. Once it was so wee and small
Now it is so big and tall,
I am like a mite below—
Gracious! how that chile done grow.
Rastus limped along the street, Something the matter with his feet, He wheezed, he shuffled and he grunted Just like a boar by hunters hunted; And to a friend who asked the reason Of such distress in such a season, Rastus all his pity scorns And simply tells about his corns; My corns am big, my corns am hot And corns am all mah feet has got, And if these corns doan' stop their achin' Ah'll surely think mah feet am bakin'; And as I heard his lamentations I thought of cornfields and plantations, For Rastus had a pair of feet Not often seen upon the street; And if his corns hurt to their size I don't wonder at his cries. 77
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