BLACK'S DE COLOUR
 
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Tiny, you'se tiny!
Shiny, you'se shiny!
Where d'ye get your polish Dinah?
Blackest black in Carolina!
Lub shot dis nigger,
You pull de trigger,
I declare dis darkie's honest
Of all gone coon's I'm the gonest,

Black's de colour! de only colour!
Black's de colour for a sweetheart's face;
White's too pale and pink's too red,
And wool's de crown upon my Dinah's head.

Pretty, you'se pretty!
Witty, you'se witty!
Start a choffin',
Den fo' worlds I can't stop laughin'!
Neat, you'se de neatest,
Sweet, you'se de sweetest,
Proper place for your creation
Dis yar sugar cane plantation,

Black's de colour! de only colour!
Black's de colour for a sweetheart's face;
White's too pale and pink's too red,
And wool's de crown upon my Dinah's head.

Dinah! no flirting!
You'se mind fo' certin;
Dem dere eyes make life worth livin',
Stole my lub but I's forgivin'!
Don't laugh my honey,
Heartache ain't funny,
Walkin', sleepin', walkin', dancin'
I can see my Dinah glancin'

Black's de colour! de only colour!
Black's de colour for a sweetheart's face;
White's too pale and pink's too red,
And wool's de crown upon my Dinah's head.

 
Note - The wording is historic, please accept it as such and nothing more.
 
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Written and composed by Albert Chevalier & R.W. Reynolds - 1897
Performed by Albert Chevalier (1861-1923)
Performed by Eugene Stratton (1861-1918)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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