Sarah Pratt McLean Greene

(1856-1935 / United States)

De Massa Ob De Sheepfol'

De massa ob de sheepfol'
   Dat guard de sheepfol' bin,
Look out in de gloomerin' meadows
   Whar de long night rain begin --
So he call to de hirelin' shephe'd:
   "Is my sheep -- is dey all come in?"

Oh den, says de hirelin' shephe'd,
   "Dey's some, dey's black and thin,

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