White Folks I'll sing for you, Nuffin else to do, Spend my time a pickin on de banjo, Hay! Brodder Gum. chorus: My Brodder Gum, My Brodder Gum so fair, All de yaller galls runnin round, Try to get a lock ob his hair. Hard work all de day, Hab no time to play, Berry fine time a diggin in the cornfield, Hay! Brudder Gum. Tudder afternoon, I thought I saw de moon, Saw my true lub comin through de cane-brake, Hay! Brudder Gum. Went one berry fine day, To ride in a one horse sleigh, Hollow'd to de old hoss comin through de toll gate, Hay! Brudder Gum.
- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "My Brodder Gum" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "My Brodder Gum", published 1849. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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