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If The Man In The Moon Were A Coon (1907) by Ada Jones

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Published on Mar 12, 2010

This is Ada Jones' 1907 version of the song. The sheet music is from a 1905 version by Emma Carus which is virtually the same. Here are the lyrics:

Say Jasper, 'taint no use
talking, even though you talk from now 'til noon
Don't try to tell me, Mr. Know-It-All, a coon is up in the moon!
Why, a nigger, with his brown figure
certainly darkens up the silvery moon
Wake up! You're dreaming with your eyes aglare
You great big foolish coon!
If the man in the moon were a
coon, coon, coon
What would you do?
He would fade with his shade
the silvery moon, moon, moon
away from you
No roaming 'round the park at night
No spooning in the bright moonlight
If the man in the moon were a coon, coon, coon
Most everyone has heard
stories that a chicken am a coon's delight
Just think the dangers to a hen roost
with that good old moon out of sight
Indeed chicken would be
soft pickin' if the man up in the moon were black
Oh my! The harvest for that darkey
with that great big sack on his back
If the man in the moon were a
coon, coon, coon
What would you do?
He would fade with his shade
the silvery moon, moon, moon
away from you
No roaming 'round the park at night
No spooning in the bright moonlight
If the man in the moon were a coon, coon, coon

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