Mudcat Café message #2637125 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40593   Message #2637125
Posted By: Jim Dixon
20-May-09 - 08:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sugar in My Coffee
Subject: Lyr Add: SUGAR IN COFFEE (from Thomas W Talley)
From Negro Folk Rhymes by Thomas W. Talley (New York: Macmillan Company, 1922):


Sheep's in de meader a-mowin' o' de hay.
De honey's in de bee-gum, so dey all say.
My head's up an' I'se boun' to go.
Who'll take sugar in de coffee-o?

I'se de prettiest liddle gal in de county-o.
My mammy an' daddy, dey bofe say so.
I looks in de glass, it don't say, "No";
So I'll take sugar in de coffee-o.