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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1003. My Honey, My Love
 
By Joel Chandler Harris
 
 
HIT ’S a mighty fur ways up de Far’well Lane,
          My honey, my love!
You may ax Mister Crow, you may ax Mister Crane,
          My honey, my love!
Dey ’ll make you a bow, en dey ’ll tell you de same,        5
          My honey, my love!
Hit’s a mighty fur ways fer ter go in de night,
          My honey, my love!
My honey, my love, my heart’s delight—
          My honey, my love!        10
 
Mister Mink, he creeps twel he wake up de snipe,
          My honey, my love!
Mister Bull-Frog holler, Come alight my pipe!
          My honey, my love!
En de Pa’tridge ax, Ain’t yo’ peas ripe?        15
          My honey, my love!
Better not walk erlong dar much atter night,
          My honey, my love!
My honey, my love, my heart’s delight—
          My honey, my love!        20
 
De Bully-Bat fly mighty close ter de groun’,
          My honey, my love!
Mister Fox, he coax ’er, Do come down!
          My honey, my love!
Mister Coon, he rack all ’roun ’en ’roun’,        25
          My honey, my love!
In de darkes’ night, oh, de nigger, he ’s a sight!
          My honey, my love!
My honey, my love, my heart’s delight—
          My honey, my love!        30
 
Oh, flee, Miss Nancy, flee ter my knee,
          My honey, my love!
’Lev’n big, fat coons liv’ in one tree,
          My honey, my love.
Oh, ladies all, won’t you marry me?        35
          My honey, my love!
Tu’n lef,’ tu’n right, we ’ll dance all night,
          My honey, my love!
My honey, my love, my heart’s delight—
          My honey, my love!        40
 
De big Owl holler en cry fer his mate,
          My honey, my love!
Oh, don’t stay long! Oh, don’t stay late!
          My honey, my love.
Hit ain’t so mighty fur ter de Good-by Gate,        45
          My honey, my love!
Whar we all got ter go w’en we sing out de night,
          My honey, my love!
My honey, my love, my heart’s delight—
          My honey, my love!        50
 

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