SWING yo' lady roun' an' roun',
   Do de bes' you know;
Mek yo' bow an' p'omenade
   Up an' down de flo';
Mek dat banjo hump huhse'f,
   Listen at huh talk:
Mastah gone to town to-night;
   'T ain't no time to walk.

Lif' yo' feet an' flutter thoo,
   Run, Miss Lucy, run;
Reckon you'll be cotched an' kissed
   'Fo' de night is done.
You don't need to be so proud --
   I's a-watchin' you,
An' I's layin' lots o' plans
   Fu' to git you, too.

Moonlight on de cotton-fiel'
   Shinin' sof' an' white,
Whippo'will a-tellin' tales
   Out thaih in de night;
An' yo' cabin's 'crost de lot:
   Run, Miss Lucy, run;
Reckon you'll be cotched an' kissed
   'Fo' de night is done.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.