Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1847

Comments

Jim Crow Jubilee.
Old Uncle Ned
Boston (17 Tremont Row, Boston) : Published by Geo. P. Reed

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Lyrics

There was an old Nigger and his name was Uncle Ned,
He is dead long ago long ago
He had no wool on de top ob his head,
In de place whar de wool ought to grow
Lay down de shubble and de hoe
Hang up de fiddle and de bow;
No more hard work for poor Old Ned,
He is gone whar de good niggars go

CHORUS
Lay down de shubble and de hoe
Hang up de fiddle and de bow;
Lay down de shubble and de hoe
Hang up de fiddle and de bow;
No more hard work for poor Old Ned
He is gone whar de good niggars go
No more hard work for poor Old Ned
He is gone whar de good niggars go

His fingers were long as de cane in de brake,
And he had no eyes for to see,
He had no teeth for to eat de corn cake
So he had to let de corn cake be!
Lay down de shubble &c.

When old Ned die Massa take it wery bad,
And his tears run down like de rain,
Old Missus cry and she look'd wery sad,
Kase she neber see de Old man again.
Lay down de shubble &c.

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