Stop Dat Knocking

Stop dat knocking.

I once did lub a colored gal,
Whose name was Suzy Brown,
She came from ole Virginny,
She was de fairest in de town;
Her eyes so bright dey shine at night,
When de moon am gone away.
She used to call dis darkey up,
Just afore de broke ob day,
Wid a who dar, who dar, who dar,
An a who dar knocking at de door!
Is dat you Sambo? is dat you,
Is dat yon knocking at de door?

She was the prettiest yaller gal,
That eber I did see,
She never would go a walking,
Wid any colored man but me.
And when I took my banjo down,
And played three tunes or more,
All at once I heard three raps pretty hard—
Come bang agin my door.
Wid a who dar, who dar, who dar,
An a who dar knocking at de door, &c.

Oh de first one dat cum in de room,
Was a darkey dressed to death,
He looked just like de showman,
What dey used to call Mack Beth,
He said he was a California man,
An just arrived on shore.
I ax him whare fore he cum and rap,
So hard agin my door.
Wid a who dar, who dar, who dar,
And a who dar knocking at de door, &c.
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Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg200905
  • Genre
    broadsides
  • Illustrated
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Extent
    20 cm x 12 cm
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