A vintage poem, possibly written by an African American, with some lyrics from the song "Old Black Joe" from Stephen Foster 1860. Item as a whole measures approximately 11 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches (represented by pictures 1 and 2). Back has some illegible writing. I attempted to write out the full lyrics below. O my darling Nellie May!
And the wild flowers are scattered-On the Tom Bigby ribber (note: there is a Tombigbee river in MS and AL) So bright I was born-In a hut made of husks middl Tall? Yaller corn; It was dar I just met wid? A cam meetin Took place by de colred race-Way down in Georgia- There were coons large and small, lanky lean fat and tall At this great coon calf milking-When church Was out he???
Bredren did shout-Lu, Lu how??? My Lu, Lu, Lu, you and I do Lu, Lu, ????
Dat chair-I knaub dat Lookin glass-now run & tell Elijah to hur up Pomp- To meet us at de gum tree down in de swamp Lare thee well, fare thee well-fare the well, my fairy foy? For Im going To Louisiana for to see my Susiana, swinging-fare well, fare well My dear old cabin home, fare well, I learn thee Now to roam. Sellers: Get your own map of past buyers. The item "ANTIQUE VINTAGE RARE OLD 1901 AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDLEY POEM OLD BLACK JOE SONG" is in sale since Friday, August 25, 2017.
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