By o’ Babun, dark yo’ shinin’ eye,
Snuggle soft and calm;
‘For yo’ come I wanted foh to die –
Lambie, O mah lamb!
Ole brack Sin war standin’ at de door,
Lookin’ roun’ foh me;
But I ‘spect yo’se skeered him off, foh shore,
‘Case he’s lef’ me be.
Kids of Many Colors.
By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.
Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1901.