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272 Journal of American Folk-Lore.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS FROM GEORGIA.

The Christmas songs of negroes, given below, are examples of the true carols, or noels, still sung in that State. Unhappily we can- not add the melody : —

1.

De leetle cradle rocks to-night in glory,

In glory, in glory, De leetle cradle rocks to-night in glory, De Christ-chile born. Peace on earth,

Mary rock de cradle, Peace on earth,

Mary rock de cradle, Peace on earth,

Mary rock de cradle, De Christ-chile born in glory,

In glory, in glory, De Christ-chile born in glory.

11.

De Christ-chile am passin',

Sing softly, De Christ-chile am passin',

Sing low. Don' yo' hear he foot on de treetop, Sof ' like de south win' blow ?

Glory hallelu !

Glory, glory, glory,

Glory hallelu !

Emnia M. Backus.

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