Contents 
Front Matter Uncle Remus Initiates the Boy The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story Why Mr. Possum Loves Peace Mr. Rabbit too Sharp for Mr. Fox The Story of the Deluge Mr. Rabbit Deceives Mr. Fox Mr. Fox is Again Victimized Mr. Fox Outdone by Mr. Buzzard Miss Cow Falls a Victim Mr. Terrapin Appears on Scene Mr. Wolf Makes a Failure Mr. Fox Tackles Old Man Tarrypin The Awful Fate of Mr. Wolf Mr. Fox and the Deceitful Frogs Mr. Fox Goes A-Hunting Mr. Rabbit—a Good Fisherman Mr. Rabbit Nibbles Up the Butter Mr. Rabbit Finds His Match The Fate of Mr. Jack Sparrow How Mr. Rabbit Saved His Meat Mr. Rabbit Meets Match Again Story about the Little Rabbits Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear Mr. Bear Catches Mr. Bull-Frog How Mr. Rabbit Lost His Tail Mr. Terrapin Shows His Strength Why Mr. Possum Has No Hair The End of Mr. Bear Mr. Fox Gets into Serious Business Mr. Rabbit Raises a Dust A Plantation Witch Jacky-My-Lantern Why the Negro is Black The Sad Fate of Mr. Fox Plantation Proverbs Revival Hymn Camp-Meeting Song Corn-Shucking Song The Plough-Hands' Song Christmas Play-Song Plantation Play-Song A Plantation Chant A Plantation Serenade The Big Bethel Church Time Goes by Turns A Story of the War Jeems Rober'son's Last Illness Uncle Remus's Church Experience Uncle Remus and the Savannah Darkey Turnip Salad as a Text A Confession Uncle Remus with the Toothache The Phonograph Race Improvement In the Role of a Tartar A Case of the Measles The Emigrants As a Murderer His Practical View of Things That Deceitful Jug The Florida Watermelon Uncle Remus Preaches to a Convert As to Education A Temperance Reformer As a Weather Prophet The Old Man's Troubles The Fourth of July

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The Big Bethel Church

De Big Bethel chu'ch! de Big Bethel chu'ch!

Done put ole Satun behine um;

Ef a sinner git loose fum enny udder chu'ch,

De Big Bethel chu'ch will fine um!


Hit's good ter be dere, en it's sweet ter be dere,

Wid de sisterin' all aroun' you—

A shakin' dem shackles er mussy en' love

Wharwid de Lord is boun' you.


Hit's sweet ter be dere en lissen ter de hymns,

En hear dem mo'ners a shoutin'—

Dey done reach de place whar der ain't no room

Fer enny mo' weepin' en doubtin'.


Hit's good ter be dere w'en de sinners all jine

Wid de brudderin in dere singin',

En it look like Gaberl gwine ter rack up en blow

En set dem heav'm bells ter ringin'!


Oh, de Big Bethel chu'ch! de Big Bethel chu'ch,

Done put ole Satun behine am;

Ef a sinner git loose fum enny udder chu'ch

De Big Bethel chu'ch will fine um!