Lyrics: Water Boy where are you hiding; If you don't-a come Gwine to tell yoh Mammy. There ain't no hammer That's on-a this mountain That ring-a like mine, boys, That ring-a like mine. Done bus' this rock, boys, Fom hyeh to Macon All the'way to th' jail, boys, yes back to th' jail. You Jack-o-Di'monds, Yo Jack-o-Di'monds Ah know yeh of old, boys, Yes, know yeh of ol'. You robbed my pocket, Yes robba my pocket Done a-robba my pocket, Of silver an gol'. Water Boy where are you hiding If you dont-a come Gwine tell-a yoh Mammy. Water Boy.
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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://220.127.116.11/cdm4/intro_harris.php