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


Plantation Play-Song

(Putnam County—1856.)

Hit's a gittin' mighty late, w'en de Guinny-hins squall,

En you better dance now, ef you gwineter dance a tall,

Fer by dis time termorrer night you can't hardly crawl,

Kaze you'll hatter take de hoe ag'in en likewise de maul—

Don't you hear dat bay colt a kickin' in his stall?

Stop yo' humpin' up yo' sho'lders do!

Dat'll never do!

Hop light, ladies,

Oh, Miss Loo!

Hit takes a heap er scrougin'

For ter git you thoo—

Hop light, ladies,

Oh, Miss Loo!

Ef you niggers don't watch, you'll sing anudder chune,

Fer de sun'll rise'n ketch you ef you don't be mighty soon;

En de stars is gittin' paler, en de ole gray coon

Is a settin' in de grape-vine a watchin' fer de moon.

W'en a feller comes a knockin'

Des holler—Oh, shoo!

Hop light, ladies,

Oh, Miss Loo!

Oh, swing dat yaller gal!

Do, boys, do!

Hop light, ladies,

Oh, Miss Loo!

Oh, tu'n me loose! Lemme 'lone! Go way, now!

W'at you speck I come a dancin' fer ef I dunno how?

Deze de ve'y kinder footses w'at kicks up a row;

Can't you jump inter de middle en make yo' gal a bow?

Look at dat merlatter man

A follerin' up Sue;

Hop light, ladies,

Oh, Miss Loo!

De boys ain't a gwine

W'en you cry boo hoo—

Hop light, ladies,

Oh, Miss Loo!