Lyrics: First verse walkin' down de street deother evenin' Kinder late. Jes a thinkin' a to a mah sef' How when it comes to runnin' de race wid ole man fate Dat I allus a had a been lef' De hoses I'd been backin' hadn't nevah seen de wire. De bones had gone astray When I spied a little damsel wid an' eye of teasin' fire An', to huh I did say: Good Chorus Evenin' Won't you take a mah ahm? Good evenin'(2x) I do'n mean a no ha'm Dat gal she flashed on me huh eye. An'as she fluttred I do'n mean a no ha'm De way he used me was a sin An'jes befo' he gailyly She waved huh han' an made reply: Good evenin' Good nin' locked me in Sez he: "" Next time buy better gin."" Good evenin'. Good nin'. Second verse took it fu' encouragement an' so I went along, Fu' I sholy a laked a dat chile I tried to ketch huh ‘tention wid a little bit O' song But she was a runnin' wil I took mah place beside huh fu' I was playin swell I used mah fines' way I raised mah hat to s'lute huh when dat gal let off a yell An’ a great big cop did say Good
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php