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Thread #114362   Message #2440098
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
14-Sep-08 - 01:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: EARLY IN DE MORNIN'
EARLY IN DE MORNIN'

Early in de mornin' -
Honey, I'm goin' rise -
Yes, early in de mornin' -
Honey, I'm goin' rise -
Goin' have pick an' shovel -
Right by my side -

Goin' take my pick an' shovel -
Goin' deep down in mine -
I'm goin' where de sun -
Don't never shine -

Wel, I woke up this mornin' -
Couldn't keep from cryin' -
For thinking about -
That babe of mine -

Well, I woke up this mornin' -
Grindin' on my mind -
Goin' to grind, honey -
If I go stone-blind -

Rather that using a word, there is a pause-

H. W. Odum and G. B. Johnson, 1925, The Negro and His Songs, Univ. North Carolina; reprint 1968, Negro Universities Press.