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James Weldon Johnson

(1871-1938 / Florida/United States)

Poems of James Weldon Johnson

1. A Banjo Song 4/2/2010
2. A Mid-Day Dreamer 4/2/2010
3. A Poet To His Baby Son 4/2/2010
4. An Explanation 4/2/2010
5. And the Greatest of These Is War 4/2/2010
6. Beauty that Is Never Old 4/2/2010
7. Before a Painting 4/2/2010
8. Brer Rabbit You's de Cutes' of 'Em All 4/2/2010
9. Brothers 4/2/2010
10. Dat Gal o' Mine 4/2/2010
11. De Little Pickaninny's Gone to Sleep 4/2/2010
12. Deep In the Quiet Wood 4/2/2010
13. Down By the Carib Sea 4/2/2010
14. Father, Father Abraham 4/2/2010
15. Fifty Years (1863-1913) 4/2/2010
16. Fragment 4/2/2010
17. From The German Of Uhland 4/2/2010
18. From The Spanish 4/2/2010
19. From The Spanish Of Placido 4/2/2010
20. Ghosts Of The Old Year 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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