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Some Current Folk-Songs of the Negro

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Author: Will H. Thomas
Published: 1936
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,041 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 493
Added to site: 2011.09.25
mnybks.net#: 30806
Genre: Music
Excerpt

ad invented trial marriage before sociology was a science.

The following songs are only too realistic:

FIRST.

I dreamt last night I was walking around, I met that nigger and I knocked her down; I knocked her down and I started to run, Till the sheriff done stopped me with his Gatling gun.

I made a good run, but I run too slow, He landed me over in the Jericho; I started to run off down the track, But they put me on the train and brought me back.

SECOND.

Says, when I die, Bury me in black, For if you love that of woman of mine, I'll come a sneakin' back; For if you love that woman of mine, I'll come a sneakin' back.

THIRD.

If you don't quit monkeying with my Lulu, I'll tell you what I'll do; I'll fling around your heart with my razor; I'll shoot you through and through.

That the negro's esthetic nature may be improving is indicated by the following song. For tremendousness of comparison, I know nothing to equal it. It is entitled:

THE BROWN-

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