Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Seen you down at chu'ch las' night,
Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
What I mean? oh, dat's all right,
Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
You was sma't ez sma't could be,
But you couldn't hide f'om me.
Ain't I got two eyes to see!
Nevah min', Miss Lucy.

Guess you thought you's awful keen;
Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
Evahthing you done, I seen;
Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
Seen him tek yo' ahm jes' so,
When he got outside de do' --
Oh, I know dat man's yo' beau!
Nevah min', Miss Lucy.

Say now, honey, wha'd he say? --
Nevah min', Miss Lucy!
Keep yo' secrets -- dat's yo' way --
Nevah min', Miss Lucy.
Won't tell me an' I'm yo' pal --
I'm gwine tell his othah gal, --
Know huh, too, huh name is Sal;
Nevah min', Miss Lucy!

This poem appears in the following book(s):

Li'L' Gal, Lyrics of Lowly Life

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