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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A Plantation Chant

Hit's eighteen hunder'd forty-en-fo',

Christ done open dat He'v'mly do'—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer;

Hit's eighteen hunder'd forty-en-five,

Christ done made dat dead man alive—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer.

You ax me ter run home,

Little childun—

Run home, dat sun done roll—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer.


Hit's eighteen hunder'd forty-en-six,

Christ is got us a place done fix—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer;

Hit's eighteen hunder'd forty-en-sev'm

Christ done sot a table in Hev'm

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer.

You ax me ter run home,

Little childun—

Run home, dat sun done roll—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer.


Hit's eighteen hunder'd forty-en-eight,

Christ done make dat crooked way straight—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer;

Hit's eighteen hunder'd forty-en-nine,

Christ done tu'n dat water inter wine—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer.

You ax me ter run home,

Little childun—

Run home, dat sun done roll—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer.


Hit's eighteen hunder'd forty-en-ten,

Christ is de mo'ner's onliest fr'en'—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer;

Hit's eighteen hunder'd forty-en-lev'm,

Christ 'll be at de do' w'en we all git ter Hev'm—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer.

You ax me ter run home,

Little childun—

Run home, dat sun done roll—

An' I don't wanter stay yer no longer.