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Thread #23215   Message #3030063
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
12-Nov-10 - 02:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Roller Bowler
Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD MORNING LADIES ALL
I'm not seeing this around anywhere so thought I'd enter these lyrics. Might this be the earliest source for "Roller Bowler"?

From NEGRO SINGER'S OWN BOOK, ca.1843(?), pg 334-335:

GOOD MORNING LADIES ALL
From Rice's opera of "Oh, Hush."

Down in ole Wurginny,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
A gun dat massa gib me,
    To go an shoot de koon.

Wid a hida ka dink, ah, ah! Oh, Roley, Boley,
Wid a hida ka dink, who dare? good morning ladies all

Den I take my ole rifle,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
Get powder for a trifle,
    And's gwan to an shoot de koon.

Wid a hida ka dink, ah, ah! Oh, Roley, Boley,
Wid a hida ka dink, who dare? good morning ladies all

Den I saw de koon a swingin,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
Den I cocked my gun an bring him,
    And down cum Mister Coon.

Wid a...

He lodged upon a bramble,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
Den I begin to scrample,
    To get him down de tree.

Wid a...

He dead or very nearly,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
I tink I love him dearly,
    Cause he make such damn good soup.

Wid a ...

After dat I leabe Wurginny,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
An go to ole Kentucky,
    On my way to New Orleans.

Wid a...

Den I got a wife on Sunday
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
My son cum down a Monday,
    An I neber seed a finer.

Wid a...

Den I sen my son to college,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
Whar he got his sense an knowledge,
    An growed up to a man.

Wid a...

His learning cost me a dollar,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
An now he is a lawyer,
    An soon will be a judge.

Wid a...

So I gwan away to morrow,
    Oh, Roley, Boley,
Oh, people aint you sorry,
    As I leabe Louisiany.

Wid a...