Discovered

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Discovered
by Paul Laurence Dunbar

SEEN you down at chu'ch las' night,
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
What I mean? oh, dat 's all right,
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
You was sma't ez sma't could be,
But you could n't hide f'om me.
Ain't I got two eyes to see!
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy.

Guess you thought you's awful keen;
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
Evahthing you done, I seen;
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
Seen him tek yo' ahm jes' so,
When he got outside de do'--
Oh, I know dat man's yo' beau!
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy.

Say now, honey, wha'd he say?--
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy!
Keep yo' secrets--dat's yo' way--
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
Won't tell me an' I'm yo' pal!--
I'm gwine tell his othah gal,--
Know huh, too, huh name is Sal;
     Nevah min', Miss Lucy!

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.