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Nigger Baby

This song is by A.A. Gray and Seven Foot Dilly and appears on the compilation album Seven Foot Dilly (1929-1930) (1997) by John Dilleshaw.

Fare you well, my little nigger baby, with the brightly shining eyes
You're just as good as a railroad bum in the sweet by-and-by
Blacks all know you'sa born that way, with the engines 'round our feet
C'mon a little nigger baby, going down Decatur Street

I know he is a very bad coon, for I am one myself
I'll tote my razor in my hand, my tipple in my belt
I'm on my way to glory, Lord, I'm riding through the sky
C'mon a little nigger baby, in the sweet by-and-by

Hear that train a-coming, it's coming 'round a curve
It's tossing, it's blowing, it's breakin' every nerve
The engineer says to the fireman, chunk in a little more coal
I'm bound to run this engine, 'n some dark and lonesome hole

Little Sally Walker, she's sitting in the sun
She's a-weeping, she's a-mourning, ever since I've been gone
She's a-weeping, she's a-mourning, as sweet as a lamb
C'mon a little nigger baby, way down in Alabam'

Catching my mule, I'ma saddle him, I'ma hop up on his back
I'll pop my whip and holler, oh sinners clear the track!
I'm on my way to glory, Lord, I'm riding through the sky
C'mon a little nigger baby, in the sweet by-and-by

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