Banjo talks

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Bobbs-Merrill, 1905 - African Americans - 171 pages
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Page 81 - Way down yonner whar dem sinful apples grow. Oh, sinner, is you in de Gyardin uv Eden? ('Way down yonner) Is you on dem sinful apples feedin'? ('Way down yonner) Come out, oh, sinner, befo' youse driven, De debil gwine git you ef you goes on livin' 'Way down yonner whar dem sinful apples grow! A NIGHT IN A ROCKING-CHAIR BY KATE FIELD It may be true that America is going to perdition; that all Americans are rascals; that there are no American gentlemen; that culture, refinement, and social manners...
Page 53 - GO LIGHTLY, GAL (THE CAKE-WALK) BY ANNE VIRGINIA CULBERTSON Sweetes' li'l honey in all dis Ian', Come erlong yer an' gimme yo' han', Go lightly, gal, go lightly ! Cawn all shucked an' de barn flo' clear, Come erlong, come erlong, come erlong, my dear, Go lightly, gal, go lightly ! Fiddles dey callin' us high an' fine, "Time fer de darnsin', come an' jine," Go lightly, gal, go lightly ! My pooty li'l honey, but you is sweet ! An...
Page 54 - Go lightly, gal, go lightly! Oh, hit's whu'll yo' pardners roun' an' roun', Twel you hyst dey feet clean off de groun', Go lightly, gal, go lightly! Oh, hit's tu'n an' twis' all roun' de flo', Fling out yo' feet behime, befo', Go lightly, gal, go lightly! Gre't Lan' o' Goshen! but you is spry! Kain't none er de urr gals spring so high, Go lightly, gal, go lightly! Oh, roll yo' eyes an' wag yo' haid An' shake yo' bones twel you nigh most daid, Go lightly, gal, go lightly!
Page 122 - Nigger jes' kain't worry, — Set him down an' try, No use, honey, fer he Sho' ter close he eye, Git so pow'ful sleepy dat he pass he troubles by. Cur'ous, now, dis trouble Older dat hit grown, 'Stid er gittin' double, Dwinnle ter de bone; Nigger know dat, so dat why he lef ' he troubles 'lone. Nigger nuver hurry, Dem w'at wants ter may; Hurry hit mek worry! Now you year me say Ain' gwine hurry down de road ter meet ol
Page 123 - Ain' gwine hurry down de road ter meet ol' Def half-way ! Den quit yo' hurryin', Quit yo' worryin' ! Wat de use uv all dis scurryin'? Mek ol' Time go sof an
Page 80 - Way down yonner whar dem sinful apples grow. Dey 'spute sometimes an' he say, ol' Adam, ('Way down yonner) "You nuttin' but spar'-rib, nohow, madam," ('Way down yonner) She say, "Dat de trufe an' hit ain' a-hu't'n', Fer de spar'-rib's made f'um a hawg, dat's sut'n," 'Way down yonner whar dem sinful apples grow. De Sarpint he slip in de Gyardin uv Eden, ('Way down yonner) He seed Mis' Eve an' he 'gun his pleadin', ('Way down yonner) 'Twel she tucken de apple an' den he quit 'er, Hissin', "Ho ! ho...
Page 34 - Yer's a sinner comin' thu, Crowd roun', bre'ren, sisters, too, Sing wid all yo' might an' main, He'p de sinner out er pain, He's comin', comin' thu. He bin "seekin' " dis long time, He'p him cas' de foe behime, Clap yo' han's an' sing an' shout, He'p him cas' de debil out, Le's wrassel him right thu. Tu'rr side de Gate er Sin, Year him kickin...
Page 25 - De linsey-woolsey fer ow' dress, De cas'net clof fer Marster's bes', De cotton-clof, de linen beddin', Silk stockin's fer young Miss's weddin', An' shoes dat 'z binded in an' out, All dem we made right good an' stout, Dem times dat I wuz bawned an
Page 55 - OH, roll yo' eyes an' wag yo' haid An' shake yo' bones twel you nigh most daid, Go lightly, gal, go lightly ! Doan' talk ter me 'bout gittin' yo' bref, Gwine darnse dis out ef hit cause my def ! Go lightly, gal, go lightly ! Um-humph ! done darnse all de urr folks down ! Skip erlong, honey, jes' one mo' roun' ! Go lightly, gal, go lightly ! Fiddles done played twel de strings all break ! Come erlong, honey, jes' one mo' shake, ' Go lightly, gal, go lightly ! Now teck my arm an' perawd all roun',...
Page 22 - clar', 'Kase all we had ter eat an' wear Wuz made right yer on dis plantation, Hit sut'n'y jes...

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