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First line/ Refrain: Banjos ringin' darkies singin (first line of text)
Title: Happy days in Dixie : characteristic two-step march
Composer: Mills, Kerry
Publisher: F. A. Mills
Date: 1896

First line/ Refrain: Bashful moon don't keep your honey waiting (first line of refrain)
Title: My bashful moon
Composer: Thorwald, Julian
Publisher: F.B. Haviland Pub. Co.
Date: 1905

First line/ Refrain: Big Bill Jefferson a railroad man (first line of text)
Title: I'm going to get myself a black Salome
Composer: Wynn, Ed
Publisher: Maurice Shapiro
Date: 1908

First line/ Refrain: Big, black, burly coon and his yaller wife had a fallin' out (first line of song)
Title: Take your clothes and go
Composer: Jones, Irving
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Date: 1897

First line/ Refrain: Biggest debate that happened of late (first line of text)
Title: Rip Van Winkle was a lucky man : but Adam had him beat a mile
Composer: Smith, Chris
Publisher: Shapiro
Date: 1909

First line/ Refrain: Bill Henry is a short fat coon (first line of text)
Title: I've got to go now, 'cause I think it's goin to rain
Composer: Osborne, Nat
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1903

First line/ Refrain: Bill Jackson was a poor old dub (first line of text)
Title: The darktown poker club
Composer: Williams, Bert
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co
Date: c1914

First line/ Refrain: Bill Johnson said to Mandy Snow, would you like to go to the minstrel show (first line of text)
Title: When Mister Shakespeare comes to town, or, I don't like them minstrel folks
Composer: Schwartz, Jean
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
Date: 1901

First line/ Refrain: Bill Johnson went one night to the church upon the hill (first line of text)
Title: Fever's on
Composer: Fairman, George
Publisher: Jos. Morris
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: Bill Simmons has a sister that they call "Ragtime Sue" (first line of text)
Title: Sue Simmons : Bill's sister
Composer: Hill, J. Leubrie (John Leubrie)
Publisher: Gotham-Attucks Music Co.
Date: 1908

First line/ Refrain: Bill Simmons was a lazy coon as you would all agree (first line of text)
Title: I've got to dance till the band gits through, Bill Simmons
Composer: Spink, G. A. (George A.)
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Date: 1906

First line/ Refrain: Birdies sweet birdies (first line of text)
Title: Daisy days : song
Composer: Blaufuss, Walter
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick
Date: 1921

First line/ Refrain: Black man in a minstrel show, was sitting on the end (first line of text)
Title: Just because she made dem goo-goo eyes
Composer: Cannon, Hughie L.
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Date: 1900

First line/ Refrain: Blues ain't nothin' but the easy goin' heart disease (first line of text)
Title: Ev'rybody's crazy 'bout the doggone blues : but I'm happy
Composer: Creamer, Henry
Publisher: Broadway Music Corp.
Date: 1918

First line/ Refrain: Bolo beddle embo (first line of chorus)
Title: Show the white of yo' eyes
Composer: Crawford, Stanley
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
Date: 1903

First line/ Refrain: Bress dat lubly yallar gal (first line of text)
Title: Fi hi hi : the black shakers song & polka
Composer: Horn, Even
Publisher: Firth, Pond & Co.
Date: 1851

First line/ Refrain: Bright stars aglistnin' (first line of text)
Title: Maizy, my dusky daisy
Composer: Helf, J. Fred
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Date: 1901

First line/ Refrain: Bring back the days of a short while ago (first line of chorus)
Title: Days of a short while ago
Composer: Womack, E. P.
Publisher: Veterans of Foreign Wars
Date: 1920

First line/ Refrain: Bring me the stone that David slew Goliath with and from the apple Adam ate bring me the core (first line of chorus)
Title: Borrow from me
Composer: Williams, Bert
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick
Date: c1912

First line/ Refrain: Brother Jasper Lee, he was wrecked at sea (first line of text)
Title: Daniel in the lion's den
Composer: Fisher, Fred
Publisher: McCarthy & Fisher
Date: c1917

First line/ Refrain: But I said no, no, no, oh, no positively no (first line of chorus)
Title: No, no, positively no
Composer: Smith, Chris
Publisher: P.J. Howley Inc.
Date: 1907

First line/ Refrain: But if my fate must cruel be (first line of chorus)
Title: The freedman's lament : song and chorus
Composer: Ladd, M. B.
Publisher: Horace Waters
Date: 1866

First line/ Refrain: But take it slow and easy (first line of chorus)
Title: Slow and easy : an indigo fantasie
Composer: Spencer, Norman
Publisher: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder
Date: 1919

First line/ Refrain: By an old log cabin door on the Mississippi shore (first line of text)
Title: Mississippi Mamie
Composer: Silver, Maxwell
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Date: 1904

First line/ Refrain: By the blue Chicago ribber (first line of text)
Title: An English coon song
Composer: Englèander, Ludwig
Publisher: Edward Schuberth & Co.
Date: 1901

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