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I started this page just to make this book available.

My interest started while reading about Bob Dylan’s song “Don’t Think Twice,” which was inspired by Paul Clayton’s “Who’s Goin’ to Buy You Ribbons When I’m Gone?” And Clayton seems to have been inspired by “Who’s Gonna Buy Your Chickens When I’m Gone.” I then went looking for that old song. The only information I could find was from a 1923 book called Eight Negro Songs collected by Francis H. Abbot and edited by Alfred J. Swan.

That book didn’t seem to be available online anywhere, so I found a copy, scanned it in, and put it on this blog site. If you have any information about it, please feel free to add a comment. And I hope this proves to be a helpful resource for people interested in these songs.

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