First appeared in Candle-Lightin’ Time, first published by Dodd, Mead and Company, 1901; also appeared in Lyrics of Love and Laughter (1903).
Minnita Daniel-Cox's glossary and pronunciation guide for Dunbar's dialect poetry appears at https://ecommons.udayton.edu/dunbar_glossary/
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, "When Dey ’Listed Colored Soldiers" (1901). Dunbar Music Archive. 376.