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VP_001336 Verse 1There's a lot of argmentation round the colored population 'Bout Liza Green the wench that changed her color. She has got the folks excited, but she seems to be delighted, From a coal black she first changed in to a yellow The colored folks disspise her they once did Idolize her And thought that she was really out of sight. She's done gone shook her fellow like wise her own real color, Shes the first wench that they've seen turn white. Says Miss Liza Green, you will seldom see Another wench that can change like me. Now I will happy be morning noon and night No coal black coons will now be seen, A walkin round with Miss Liza Green, It ain't no use to argufy I'm the first wench done turned white. Says Miss white. Verse 2When this change made its appearance colored folks then made a clearance They said whoever did it was to blame. Now they cannot understand it why a wench should so demand it Especially one who wears a colored name. She's bought a dress to match it with white they've had to patch it, No other wenches with her can keep time. All the coons that called her Liza say from this out they'll dispise her For she's bound to "draw the color line." Says Miss Liza Green, you will seldom see Another wench that can change like me. Now I will happy be morning noon and night No coal black coons will now be seen, A walkin round with Miss Liza Green, It ain't no use to argufy I'm the first wench done turned white. Says Miss white.
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1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
F. A. Mills
Rogers, Ed, "The First Wench Done Turned White" (1897). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 416.