Lyrics: First verse Miss Madame Lee, the fortune teller, lost a ring an' a necklace too; Her husband gave them to his gal, but Madame never knew. One day a gal came to her house, dressed up to beat the band, An' Madame saw her long lost ring when she said ""Read my Hand."" Dat gal wore Madam's necklace, Miss Madame she saw red, She reached in her stockin' for her barber's friend, an' to that gal she said: ChorusSecond verse Dat gal gave up Miss Madam's jew'lry and she gave up all she knew; Den she got hence so fast she found a bran' new street or two. Miss Madame stropped her hair eradicator till it shone, To prove to Mister Madame Lee de reason, men leave home. He cam in unsuspectin', says "Hello, Sweety dear," She says "honey, turn your back and close your eyes," Den whispered in his ear:
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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://126.96.36.199/cdm4/intro_harris.php