Christy's Plantation Melodies

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One little hut among de bushes,
One.dat I love,
Still sadly to my memory rushes.
No matter where I rove. When will I see de bees a humming,
All round de comb ? When will I hear de banjo tumming,
Down in my good old home ?
Chorus. All de world am sad and dreary, &c.
" Oh! Boys, Carry Me 'long."
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Messrs. Firth, Pond & Co., New York.
Oh! carry me 'long;
Der's no more trouble for me I's guine to roam In a happy home,
Where all de niggas am free. I've worked long in de fields
I've handled many a hoe ; I'll turn my eye, Before I die,
And see de sugar-cane grow
Chorus. Oh! boys, carry me 'long; Carry me till I die: Carry me down To de buryin' groun'. Massa, don't you cry.
All ober de land
I've wander'd many a day,

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