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POPULAR SONGS. 71
YOUNG CLEM BROWN.
As sung by Christy's Celebrated Band of Minstrels.
Oh ! when I were a little nig, I workey in the
fields, And used to hoe the cotton with the pretty Lucy
Neal; But massa sell Miss Lucy, and he buy Clem
Brown, Kase he know that Clem work harder on the old cotton ground.
Oh young Clem Brown, Oh young Clem Brown.
We used to work with him till the sun went down.
'Twas dar he saw the nigga gal, and feel the bosom flame,
He nebber sleep another night, till he hab know her name ;
Oh ! Clem he was de handsome youf, so strong in every limb,
And he call'd me lubly funny, kase I laff and talk wid him.
Oh young Clem Brown, &c.
One day he say he marry me, but massa cross
wid he, And watch us like de crow do de possum in de
tree ; But berry late one ebonin' our massa sick and
die, I guess he die wid ague fits, that Clem could
marry I. Oh young Clem Brown, &c.