The Arkansas Traveller's Songster - online songbook

The Celebrated Story of the Arkansas Traveller, With Music for Violin or Piano

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Oh, "Happy, happy be thy dreams," When you're "Coram' thro' the rye;*'
"I wish I was in Dixie's Land"—
"Dear mother, I've come home to die."
Call me, etc.
" Dear Tom," " 'Twas my grandma's advice,*
'' Don't ever fly your kite too high;" "I'm over young to marry yet,"
"Says the spider to the fly." " We met by chance," at " Donnybrook Fair,"
Where "No Irish need apply:" "I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls"—
"Dear mother, I've come home to die."
Call me, etc.
"Yes, dearest, I will love thee more,"
"I'll hang my harp on a willow-tree;" " Our Billy was a butcher-boy,"
And " Sally is the gal for me." "A dainty plant's the Ivy green,"
"Then, comrades, raise your banners high;n "I wish I had a fat contract"—
" Dear mother, I've come home to die."
Call me, etc.
Snigsby keeps a diary since it has become fashionable Being in a poetical mood the other evening, he made the following entry, which may serve as a pattern to the af­flicted:
"A nuther day is past and gon Bill Jinkins broke my demmy gon I'm turnin' in at half-past six The moon's a dumplin', fiddle stix."
What is the apparent difference between the Prince of Wales, an orphan, a bald head, and a gorilla? The Prince of Wales is the heir apparent, an orphan has ne'er a parent, a bald head has no hair apparent, and a gorilla has a hairy parent.
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