Lyrics: First verse Down in sugar county, where the sugar canes all grow Where the little birds are always singing, sweet and low, Lives a little sugar ev'ryone in this world knows, Ev'ry time I look at her I just can't help from Oh! Oh! Chorus Sweetness, come and kiss your little Sweetness, ‘Cause you know that it'll Leave some blisses where your kiss is. Bumping on my lips all the time. Watermelon wasn't ever sweeter, Oh my, there's no one could beat her. Of all the sweetness, there's none so sweet as, That honey suckle of mine. mine mine mine, Honey suckle of mine. Second verse When the levees' crowded and the banjos start to play Darkies all a harmonizing, tunes of yesterday Sitting on a bale of cotton, sighs my black eyed Lou, Sneakin' up behind her, I commence to bill and coo oo. (Chorus)
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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://22.214.171.124/cdm4/intro_harris.php