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122                       POPULAR SONGS.
" DE OLD GREY COON."
Composed and sung by Mr Edwin Deoves of the Original Virginia Serenaders.
Air.The deep Blue Sea
Solo.—See, darkies see, 'tis de old Grey Coon,
Chorus.—Dar he comes creeping, from de
corn-field leaping,
Solo.—De dogs from de house will follow soon,
Chorus.—Now boys readily de coon flies
steadily.
' Now niggas away while de coon we see Solo. J We'll hunt him to dat old gum tree, t How happy are we, darkies so free, Chasing de coon to de old gum tree. Chorus.—How happy are we darkies so &c.
Solo.—Climb Sambo, climb dat old gum tree ! Chorus.—Dont stand sleeping, de coon am creeping, Solo.—Off wid your jacket and dar you'l see, Chorus.—Now boys lightly, de dogs keep quietly,
Dar goes Sam he am to de nest, De critter he am got dat de niggars lore Solo.             best,
How happy are we, darkies so free, Chasing de coon to de old gum tree. Chorus.—How happy are we niggars so &c.
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