He's Goin' to Hab a Hot Time Bye an' Bye

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He's Goin' to Hab a Hot Time Bye an' Bye:
The Greatest Coon Song Published

by Harry S. Miller
A six-stanza quatrain (verses aa·b·cc·b, chorus a·b·cc·b) written as a song in 1898 with music by Edward Taylor Paull.

Dar's a heap ob constaration and a lot ob argumation,
Among de colored people here ob late,
Mister Johnsen done come back sir, from de Klondyke wif a sack sir,
An' gold enough to buy de Georgia state.

All de niggers since am crazy Mister Johnsen am a daisy,
An' just de warmest coon in town today.
He has money 'nough for burnin' and his mind to dat am turnin'
An' dis you hear most eb'ry body say.

He's goin' to hab a hot time Mister Johnsen,
He's goin' to hab a hot time bye and bye.
He done put in a year of freezin' dat am de very very reason,
He's goin' to hab a hot time bye and bye.

Dar was lot ob dissipation 'round de Johnsen habitation,
He was de prince ob all de colored clan,
But one day he done took sick, sir, doctors come den mighty quick sir,
But couldn't save dat very reckless man.

Den de good ole Parson Mason done an tole his congregation,
To pray fo brudder Johnsen who am gon.
Den he preach'd a little sermon 'bout de money he was burnin'
And said I'se glad he couldn't take it 'long.

He's goin' to hab a hot time Mister Johnsen,
He's goin' to hab a hot time bye and bye.
He done put in a year of freezin' dat am de very very reason,
He's goin' to hab a hot time bye and bye.