Delphic Kansas

Kate Stephens
1853-1938

Corn Song
 
(dedicated, with its own melody, to students of
the University of Kansas)
 
I'se singin, singin, singin in de rows of de corn,
I'se hoein, hoein, hoein in de rows of de corn.
        De cut-worm come and he eat dat corn;
        De hoppergrass come and he gnaw dat corn;
        De black smut come and he spoil dat corn:
        So I'se hoein at five in de mornin;
I'se hoein, hoein, hoein in de rows of de corn.
 
Master Sunshine smile he will grow dat corn;
Mam Summer Rain patter she will grow dat corn;
Miss South Wind rustle she will grow dat corn;
Mister Dog Star's winkin he will ear dat corn;
        So I'se hoein at five in de mornin:
I'se hoein, hoein, hoein in de rows of de corn.
 
When Ole Miss Moon in September is full,
And I'se got my money in my pocket for school,
Master Jack Frost come with his sharp hard rule,
And de kernels will be gold of a mornin:
        So I'se hoein, hoein, hoein in de rows of de corn;
        I'se singin, singin, singin in de rows of de corn.

Delphic Kansas
Kate Stephens
(Woodstock, N.Y.: The Maverick Press. 1911)
 
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