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PLANTATION MELODIES. 21
For they'd vowed years ago that they ne'er would forget One another through life; so they struck up and sung — Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind 1 Should auld acquaintance be forgot In the days o' auld lang syne ?
A fox leaped out of a thicket and played
With his brush for awhile, in a transport of glee j Then thoughtfully walked to a green forest glade, When he sat himself down, and most sweetly sang he — Oft in the stilly night,
Ere slumber's chains have bound me, Fond memory brings a sight Of nice fat geese around me.
The fox, skunk and 'possum, the owl and the coon, In concert all joined to the tune of " Mool Brooks," The stars cried "encore!" and the bright silver moon Grew brighter and brighter, as they sung without books — We'll not go home till morning, We'll not go home till morning, We'll not go home till morning, Till daylight doth appear.
De last ob de Cabbages.
'Tis de last ob de cabbages,
Left standin' alone; Every bean-bush and 'tater-vine
Am faded and gone.