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James Weldon Johnson

(1871-1938 / Florida/United States)

Poems of James Weldon Johnson

61. Venus in the Garden 4/2/2010
62. Voluptas 4/2/2010
63. You's Sweet to Yo' Mammy de Same 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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