In De Mornin'

(In The Morning)

Oh, what's de use of workin' so hard in de mornin'?
What's de use of workin' so hard in de mornin' so soon?
Oh what's de use of workin' so hard? My gal works in a whiteman's yard
In de mornin', in de mornin' so soon!

She cook dat chicken, she gimme de stuffin', (thrice)
She t'ink I'm workin', but I'm only bluffin'

She cook dat chicken, she gimme de wing, (thrice)
She t'ink I'm workin', but I ain't doin' a thing.

From Roll and Go by Joanna Carver Colcord (1924)