Little Puff of Smoke, Good-Night
Music by G. Harris ("Doc") White.
Words by R.W. Lardner.
Published 1910 by Victor Kremer Co., Chicago - New York


[Verse 1]
Little colored child, He's been running wild,
Running all the livelong day, Must be tired out,
Must be just about, Ready now to seek the hay;

Mammy sits right near, Pickaninny dear,
Nothing's goin' to harm him, no,
Mammy she, her watch will keep,
While her little boy's asleep
on his pillow white as snow.

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Time to sleep and rest,In your cozy nest,
Time to close those little lids down tight;
Other kids like you,They are sleeping too,

Waiting for tomorrow's sunshine bright,
When the new dawn breaks, Pickaninny wakes,
Little Puff of Smoke, Goodnight.

[Verse 2]
Little shining star, In the sky afar,
Tells my boy to go to sleep, Go to sleep and rest,
On your mammy's breast, While the angels watch will keep;

Sweetest dreams will come, To my sugar plum,
To my little heart's delight,
Cuddle down and shut your eyes,
Waking with the bright sunrise,
Little Puff of Smoke, Goodnight.

[Chorus]