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Thread #43386   Message #3893447
Posted By: Joe Offer
11-Dec-17 - 10:10 PM
Thread Name: Baptist Sunday School words offensive?
Subject: ADD: De History Ob De World
Here's a very similar version from a book with the title The Up To Date Nigger Song Book

(Arranged by S. Contreso)

O, I come from ole Virginny,
Wid my head fill ob knowledge,
And I never went to free school,
Nor any other college.
But one ting I will tell you,
Which am a solemn fact,
I tell you how dis world was made
In a twinkling ob a crack.

Den walk in, den walk in I say,
Den walk in, and hear de banjo play.
Den walk into the parlour,
And hear de banjo ring;
And watch dis nigger's fingers,
While he plays upon de string.

Oh, dis world was made in six days,
And den dey made de sky.
And den dey hung it overhead
And left it dar to dry.
And den dey made de stars
Out ob nigger wenches' eyes,
For to gib a little light
When de moon didn't rise.

So Adam was de fust man,
Ebe she was de oder,
And Cain walk'd on de tread-mill,
Because he killed his broder;
Old modder Ebe,
Couldn't sleep widout a pillar,
And de greatest man dat eber lived
Was Jack de giant-killer.

And den dey made de sea,
And in it put a whale,
And den dey made a racoon,
Wid a ring around his tail;
All de oder animals
Was finished one by one
And stuck against the fence to-day
As fast as they were done.

O, lightning is a yellow gal,
She libs up in de clouds,
And thunder, he's a black man,
For he can hollow loud;
When he kisses lightning,
She dodges off in wonder,
Den he jumps, and tares his trousers,
And dat's what makes de thunder.

O, de wind begins to blow,
And de rain begins to fall,
And de water come so high,
Dat it drown'd de niggers all;
And it rained forty days and nights,
Exactly by the counting,
And it landed Noah's ark
'Pon the Alleghany mountains.