Helene Johnson Quote

Little brown boy,
Slim, dark, big-eyed,
Crooning love songs to your banjo
Down at the Lafayette—Gee, boy, I love the way you hold your head,
High sort of and a bit to one side,
Like a prince, a jazz prince.


Poem, in Countee Cullen, ed., Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets, 1927

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Little brown boy, Slim, dark, big-eyed, Crooning love songs to your banjo Down at the Lafayette—Gee, boy, I love the way you hold your head, High...

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Little brown boy, Slim, dark, big-eyed, Crooning love songs to your banjo Down at the Lafayette—Gee, boy, I love the way you hold your head, High...

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Little brown boy, Slim, dark, big-eyed, Crooning love songs to your banjo Down at the Lafayette—Gee, boy, I love the way you hold your head, High...

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Little brown boy, Slim, dark, big-eyed, Crooning love songs to your banjo Down at the Lafayette—Gee, boy, I love the way you hold your head, High...