James Weldon Johnson

(1871-1938 / Florida/United States)

James Weldon Johnson Poems

21. The Black Mammy 4/2/2010
22. The Awakening 4/2/2010
23. Sonnet 4/2/2010
24. Sleep 4/2/2010
25. Sence You Went Away 4/2/2010
26. Prayer At Sunrise 4/2/2010
27. Possum Song 4/2/2010
28. Omar 4/2/2010
29. O Southland! 4/2/2010
30. O Black And Unknown Bards 4/2/2010
31. Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon 4/2/2010
32. Mother Night 4/2/2010
33. Morning, Noon and Night 4/2/2010
34. Ma Lady's Lips Am Like De Honey 4/2/2010
35. Listen, Lord: A Prayer 1/20/2003
36. Lift Every Voice and Sing 1/20/2003
37. Life 4/2/2010
38. Lazy 4/2/2010
39. July In Georgy 4/2/2010
40. I Hear The Stars Still Singing 4/2/2010

A Banjo Song

W'en de banjos wuz a-ringin',
An' de darkies wuz a-singin',
Oh, wuzen dem de good times sho!
All de ole folks would be chattin',
An' de pickaninnies pattin',
As dey heah'd de feet a-shufflin' 'cross de flo'.

An' how we'd dance, an' how we'd sing!
Dance tel de day done break.

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