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Thread #48893   Message #736954
Posted By: Stewie
25-Jun-02 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Limber Jim
Subject: Lyr Add: LIMBER JIM (from Paul Oliver)
Paul Oliver in his 'Songsters and Saints' Cambridge Uni Press p105 gives the following as another widely collected stanza [Hearne, Odum & Johnson, Talley, White]:

Nigger and the white man playing seven-up
Nigger won the money scared to pick it up
Nigger made the motion, the white man fell
Nigger grab the money and he run like hell

Also from Odum:

Niggers plant the cotton
Niggers pick it up
White man pockets money
Niggers does without