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A Negro Love Song

SEEN my lady home las' night,
          Jump back, honey, jump back.
Hel' huh han' an' sque'z it tight,
          Jump back, honey, jump back.
Hyeahd huh sigh a little sigh,
Seen a light gleam f'om huh eye,
An' a smile go flittin' by --
          Jump back, honey, jump back.

Hyeahd de win' blow thoo de pine,
          Jump back, honey, jump back.
Mockin'-bird was singin' fine,
          Jump back, honey, jump back.
An' my hea't was beatin' so,
When I reached my lady's do',
Dat I could n't ba' to go --
          Jump back, honey, jump back.

Put my ahm aroun' huh wais',
          Jump back, honey, jump back.
Raised huh lips an' took a tase,
          Jump back, honey, jump back.
Love me, honey, love me true?
Love me well ez I love you?
An' she answe'd, " 'Cose I do" --
          Jump back, honey, jump back.

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