I'd Rather Be A Negro Than A Poor White Man
From: ONE TUNE USED WITH "BAA! BAA! BLACK SHEEP!"
My name's Ran, I wuks in de san';
But I'd druther be a Nigger dan a p[=o]' white man.
Gwineter hitch my oxes side by side,
An' take my gal fer a big fine ride.
Gwineter take my gal to de country st[=o]';
Gwineter dress her up in red calico.
You take Kate, an' I'll take Joe.
Den off we'll go to de pahty-o.
Gwineter take my gal to de Hullabaloo,
Whar dere hain't no Crackers in a mile or two.
(Fiddler) "Oh, Sal! Whar's de milk
(Banjo Picker) "Bill's got it wropped
'round his ole sore leg."
(Fiddler) "Well, take it down to de
gum spring an' give it a cold water
rench; I 'spizes nastness anyway.
I'se got to have a clean
cloth fer de milk."
He don't lak whisky but he jest drinks a can.
Honey! I'd druther be a Nigger dan a p[=o]' white man.
I'd druther be a Nigger, an' plow ole Beck
Dan a white Hill Billy wid his long red neck.
 Names applied by Negroes to the poorer class of white people in the
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