Music ID

VP_001247

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Keywords

Regions of the US, Songs about african americans, Songs with geographic locations, Songs with piano, South

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Vocal Popular

Lyrics

VP_001247 Verse 1Oh, I'm mos' troubled tuh def, Ever sence ma Lulu lef; She went away wid uh coon de odder day I'm uh livin' all by masef, Dis coon wuz a fren' uv mine, I took him home tuh dine, He et ma meat an' bread, Got some notions in his head, Kase ma baby wuz so kind. Evahbody knows ma name, Don't want nothin' but uh square game, But I'm uh dang'us niggah when ma mind begins tuh roam, You'll allus find me happy, While ma baby loves her pappy, But no black coon can monkey wid ma home! Verse 2An' den he done me wrong, He sung ma Lulu a song, Said "come along wid me An' you shall be free, Soon as de ole man's gone," Dat night I'm sleepin' sound, Dat coon come creepin' round, 'Took ma Lulu by de han' Like a sneakin' cullud man, Now ma baby can't be found. Evahbody knows ma name, Don't want nothin' but uh square game, But I'm uh dang'us niggah when ma mind begins tuh roam, You'll allus find me happy, While ma baby loves her pappy, But no black coon can monkey wid ma home! Verse 3I'm uhgwine tuh back track dat coon, I'll trail him in de dark uv de moon, An' when I git him treed 'Twill be mighty warm indeed, An' he won't forgit he saw me soon. He'll be uh lookin' faw his health An' he'll be spendin' his wealth He'll waste all his money, Tryin' tuh win back ma honey, She's done gone home wid me. Evahbody knows ma name, Don't want nothin' but uh square game, But I'm uh dang'us niggah when ma mind begins tuh roam, You'll allus find me happy, While ma baby loves her pappy, But no black coon can monkey wid ma home!

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Contains advertisements and short musical examples of pieces being sold by publisher.

Physical Description

1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.

Publication Date

1897

Publisher

White - Smith Music Pub. Co

Publication Place

Boston

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