The Origin of the Snake African American Origin









The Origin of the Snake
African American Origin by unknown author

Up the hill and down the level!
Up the hill and down the level!
Granny's puppy treed the devil.

Puppy howl, and Devil shake!
Puppy howl, and Devil shake!
Devil Leave, and there's your snake.

Mash his head: the sun shine bright!
Mash his head: the sun shine bright!
Tail don't die until it's night.

Night come on, and spirits groan!
Night come on, and spirits groan!
Devil come and gets his own.