Christy's Plantation Melodies

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PLANTATION MELODIES                          15
Hard work all de day, . Hab no .lime to play;
Berry fine time a diggin in de cornfield-Hay! Brodder Gum.
Chorus. My Brodder Gum, &c.
Tudder arternoon,
I thought I saw de moon: Saw my true lnb comin through the canebrako—.
Hay! Brodder Gum.
Chorus. My Brodder Gum, &c.
Went, one berry fine day,
To ride in a one-horse sleigh; Hollo'd to de old hoss comin through de toll-gate—
Hay! Brodder Gum.
Chorus. My Brodder Gum, &c.
Camptown Races, or Gwine to Run All Night.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by F. D. Benteen, Baltimore, Md.
De Camptown ladies sing dis song — Doo-dah{ doo
dah! De Camptown race-track five miles long — Oh, doo
dah-day! I come down dah wid my hat caved in — Doo-dah
doo-dah! I go back home wid a pocket full of tin — Oh, doo
dah-day!
Chorus. Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day \






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