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POPULAR SONGS.                     1.13
COME BACK, STEBEN.
Good news, Steben—good news ! Good news, Steben-—good news ! What is em ! *
Why, massa bought a new wagon—
Pompey was de driver-*-An' he run agin a gate-post,
An' smash 'em all to nofen !
chorus ,
0 Lord, ladies ! don't you mind Steben f Steben am so deceibin', dat his daddy won't be-lieb him !
Come back, Steben—come back ! Come back, Steben—n^ome back !
I'm a com------—
Oh, come back, Steben ! for you am de berrv man what stole massa's blue coat! Now fotch back de money !
0 Lord, ladies, &c.
Get out ob dat, you bones !—get out ob dat! Get out ob dat, you bones !—get out ob dat ! Oh, get outob dat, you bones!—you am de berry man what stole masses sheep-head, For to make dem dar bones out ob !
O Lord, ladies, &c.
* To be sung in imitation of the mew of a cow, by closing the mouth on the middle note, and forcing the other against the roof of the mouth.
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