Uncle Ned

Cat. #0621 (MFH #668) - As sung by Boyce Davis, Lincloln, Arkansas on February 29, 1968

There was an old nigger by th name of Uncle Ned
Lived a mighty long time ago
He had no wool on top o' his head
In th place where th wool ought t' grow

Hang up th shovel an' th hoe, hoe, hoe
Hang up th fiddle an' th bow
There'll be no more work for poor ole Uncle Ned
He's gone where th good niggers go

His finger-nails were long as th cane in th brakes
Had no eyes for t' see
Had no teeth for t' eat hoe-cake
So he had t' let th hoe-cakes be

(Learned from his Grandad Tucker)