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A Negro Love Song

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Seen my lady home las' night,
Jump back, honey, jump back.
Hel' huh han' an' sque'z it tight,
Jump back, honey, jump back.
Hyeahd huh sigh a little sigh,
Seen a light gleam f'om huh eye,
An' a smile go flittin' by --
Jump back, honey, jump back.
Hyeahd de win' blow thoo de pine,
Jump back, honey, jump back.

Mockin'-bird was singin' fine,
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Lewis Colyar 10 May 2007

Paul Laurence Dunbar was yet another of the poets that Langston Hughes read and studied. The hool in this poem was well repeated by us Afican-American boys. Men long before my day 'came a calling' on a woman. the speaker in this poems is taking his lady home for the evening. looking forward in continuing the night. Jump back, honey jump back. Langston Hughes Poetry society of Pittsburgh

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