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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889

The Wedding on the Creek

By John Alfred Macon (b. 1851)

OH! I’s got to string de banjer ’g’inst de closin’ ob de week,

For dar’s gwine to be a weddin’ ’mongst de niggers on de Creek.

Dey’s gittin’ up a frolic, an’ dar’s gwine to be a noise

When de Plantation knocks ag’in’ de Slab Town boys!

Dar’ll be stranger folks a-plenty, an’ de gals is comin’ too,

All lubly as de day-break, an’ fresher dan de jew!

A’nt Dinah’s gittin’ ready, wid her half a dozen daughters,

An’ little Angelina, fum de Chinkypen Quarters;

Anudder gal’s a-comin’, but I couldn’t tell her name;

She’s sweet as ’lasses candy an’ pretty all de same!

She’s nicer dan a rose-bush an’ lubly ebrywhar

Fum de bottom ob her slippers to de wroppin’s in her ha’r.

Lordy mussy ’pon me, how ’twill flusterate de niggers

To see her slidin’ cross de flo’ an’ steppin’ froo de figgers.