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First Line: Jes' a little sunshine, jes' a little rain
Last Line: Jes' sech little tings as dat got dis coon in jail.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): African Americans - History; Black Heritage


JES' a little sunshine, jes' a little rain,
Jes' a little happiness, jes a little pain.
Jes' a little verselet sounds mighty nice
'Bout some oddah business; jes' take my advice.

Jes' a little chicken-coop standin' neah de fence;
Jes' a little dahkey, too, widout a bit ob sense;
Jes' a little pressin' by de fahmer on de triggah,
Jes' a little 'splosion, den a perforated niggah.

Jes' a little lazy coon 'roun' a-shootin' craps,
Den a-buyin' policies 'roun' de lottery traps;
Jes' a little out ob cash, jes' a little stuck;
Jes' a little hungry, jes' a niggah's luck.

Jes' a little bettin' on de faverite in de race;
Jes' a little ways behin', workin' hard fo' place;
Jes' a little money won by dat oddah moke.
Jes' a little ting like dat lef' dis dahkey broke.

Jes' a little pressin' on de latch, wid no one in;
Jes' a little jewelry, jes' a diamond pin;
Jes' a little sheriff on a niggah's trail.
Jes' sech little tings as dat got dis coon in jail.





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