Swing Along

(1912)
"Swing Along" is the first song in Will Marion Cook's 3 Negro Songs.
Swing Along!
by Will Marion Cook

Swing along, Chillun, swing along de lane,
Lif' yo' head an' yo' heels mighty high,
Swing along, Chillun, 'taint a-goin' to rain,
Sun's as red as a rose in de sky.

Come along, Mandy, come along, Sue,
White folks watchin' an' seein' what you do,
White folks jealous when you'se walkin' two by two,
So swing along, Chillun, swing along!

Well-a, swing along, yes-a, swing along,
An'-a lif'-a yo' heads up high,
Wif pride an' gladness beamin' from yo' eye

Well-a, swing along, yes-a, swing along,
From a early morn till night,
Lif' yo' head an' yo' heels mighty high,
An'-a swing bof lef' an' right.

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