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JAKE SCHNEIDER'S DAUGHTER.
" Now who vould cross der Shersey creek,
Dis dark und muddy vater ?" "Oh, I'm Yon Schunk," der veller shpeak,
" Un dis Jake Schneider's daughter,''
Chorus.
"Whack row de dow,
A hunkey boy vos Jacob Schneider; "Whack row de dow,
De gal vos shtole avay I
" Ve've left her vader's house pehind—
Across der shtream I'll dake her; Un if der mrnishder ve vind,
Mrs. Yon Schunk I'll make her. Old Schneider's men pehind us ride,
Dey shvear dey'll cut mine vizon! Den who vill sheer mine ponny pride,
If I am daked to orison?"
"Whack row de dow, etc
Out shpoke der poatman, " You sha'nt vail;
To go, by tam, I'm ready! It ish not vor your pretzel shtale,
But vor your bretty lady. Shust help der poat vrom off dese logs—■
Too heavy 'tis to carry; Un, dough der mud ish vull of vrogs,
I'll row you o'er der verry."
Whack row de dow, etc.
Shust den^der rain pegin'd to vail—
Der pull vrogs sh topped deir squeaking; Der lady virst niit vright did bawl,
Dor vet soon set her shrieking. Un den, ash louder plowed der vind,
Un ash der night grow'd drearer, Dey heard der Deutschenmen pehind—
Deir drampling sounded nearer I
"Whack row de dow, etc
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