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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
30-Sep-08 - 09:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: HELLO, MAMIE!
Lyr. Add: HELLO, MAMIE!

1
Hello, Mamie! (Whuck) 3x
Honey, God bless yo' soul.
2
Gwine back to Weldon, gal; (Whuck) 3x
Work on the Weldon road.
3
Gwine to Cincinnati, gal; (Whuck) 3x
Honey, where they pay you mo.
4
Bring you mo' money, gal; (Whuck) 3x
Honey, dan yo' lap kin hol'.
5
Captain and the walkin' boss, (Whuck) 3x
A-raisin' cain all day.

Sung "by Negroes employed with Federal Flood Relief money in 1916 to construct highways in the lower part of Marion County (South Carolina)."
Brief musical score given. P. 420-421, "Negro Songs from the Pedee Country," Robert Duncan Bass, pp. 418-436, Jour. American Folklore, vol. 44, no. 174, 1931.