Two Old-Timers Wanted

Readers of The Farm News have
asked for two old-time and once popular
poetic jingles. One is entitled,
“Harry and the Guide Post.” which was
published in one of the old McGuffey
school readers – the Third Reader, perhaps.
The other is a rollicking song
that was quite popular just after the
close of the Civil War. It was called
“Little Sam.” The only verse the present
writer can recall runs thus:

I was ‘roun’ amongst de white folks,
Doin’ for dem all I can,
And dey kep’ me busy workin’ all de day.
And when I done my duty well dey paid me lak er man.
An’ I goes an’ puts my money all away,
An’ I sabe up ever’ cent,
‘Ceptin’ what I gone an ‘spent.
Fer I’m boun’ to trabble back to Alabam
To see my only brudder,
An’ my dear ol’ aged mudder,
Who will give a welcome home to Little Sam.

Chorus –
Ho! Hi! Ho!
I’se a rovin’ little darky all de way from Alabam,
I is free as anybody an’ dey, call me Little Sam.

Who can send in complete copies of
these two old-timers? – EDITOR OUR
YOUNG PEOPLE.

From the reverse side of the clipping:

There’s nothing…
QUALITY. And there…
Camels wonderful sm…
bacco flavor and freedo…
aftertaste.

That’s why Camel pop…
faster than ever.

A better cigarette can…

We put the UTMOS…
THIS ONE BRAND.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Grandmother, Walking in the Shoes. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s