My Brodder Gum

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My Brodder Gum  (1849) 
by Stephen Foster

1.
White folks, I'll sing for you,
  Nuffin else to do,
Spend my time a pickin' on de banjo! Hey!
  Brudder Gum.
Chorus:
My Brudder Gum,
  My Brudder Gum so fair,
All da yaller galls runin' round,
  Try to get a lock ob his hair.

2.
Hard work all de day,
  Hab no time to play,
Berry fine time a diggin' in the cornfield, Hay!
  Brudder Gum.
Chorus:

3.
Tudder afternoon,
  I thought I saw de moon,
Saw my true lub comin' through de cane-brake, Hay!
  Brudder Gum.
Chorus:

4.
Went one berry fine day,
  To ride in a one-horse sleigh,
Hollow'd to de old hoss, comin' through de toll-gate, Hay!
  Brudder Gum.
Chorus:

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