Christy's Plantation Melodies

176+ Song Lyrics from 19th Century Ethiopian Minstrelsy - online songbook.

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PLANTATION MELODIES.
To blow de horn And mind de corn,
And keep de possum away. No use for me now
So, darkeys, bury me low : My horn is dry, And I must lie
Wha de possum nebber can go.
Chorus. Oh! boys, carry me 'long, &c.
Farewell to de boys,
Wid hearts so happy and light 5 Dey sing a song De whole day long,
And dance de juba at night . Farewell to de fields
Of cotton, 'bacco, and all: I'se guine to hoe In a bressed row,
Wha de corn grows mellow and tall
Chorus. Oh ! boys, carry me 'long, &c
Farewell to de hills,
De meadows covered wid green, Old brindle boss And de old grey hoss
All beaten, broken, and lean. Farewell to de dog
Dat always followed me round; Old Sancho'll wail And droop his tail,
When I am under de ground.
Chorus. Oh! boys, carry me 'long, &c.