My Brodder Gum
White folks, I'll sing for you,
Nuffin else to do,
Spend my time a pickin' on de banjo! Hey!
My Brudder Gum,
My Brudder Gum so fair,
All da yaller galls runin' round,
Try to get a lock ob his hair.
Hard work all de day,
Hab no time to play,
Berry fine time a diggin' in the cornfield, Hay!
I thought I saw de moon,
Saw my true lub comin' through de cane-brake, Hay!
Went one berry fine day,
To ride in a one-horse sleigh,
Hollow'd to de old hoss, comin' through de toll-gate, Hay!
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.