Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Julius' Bride.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Wm. Vanderbeck, New York.
When I liv'd 'way down in ole Virginny, I bought a colored gal for a guinea; By de rollin' ob her eye, if you chance to pass her by, It would cause your heart to palpitate—gib up de ghost—an' die !
Ch. Den I wrarn all you darkies not to lub her , If you do, she will cause you to blub-ber ! So git out ob de way, an' remember what I say— Ise gwan to marry her myself some very fine day!
But now she's gwan for to leave me!— If she does, she will cruelly deceibe me!—
But to win her I will try, by de winkin' ob de eye;
If she don't cons-ent to marry, I will go away an' cry ! But I know dat she will not deceibe me, An' she is not a goin' for to leabe me;
So to hab a little fun, for de banjo I will run,
An' Hi play dat merry tune —"Jenny, get your hoe-cake done !"
Ch. Den I warn all you darkies, &c.
One night when de moon war a beaming
I lay fast asleep a dreamin' Dat de sun was shinin' bright in de middle ob do
night, An' de darkies had collected for to hab a little fight.
When I 'woke, O, de banjo was s'nmdin !
De bones thro' de air was a boundin'! , But how pleasant it did seem! I was married—in a
dream— In de floatin' scow Virginia, on de Mississippi stream!
Ch. Den I warn all you darkies, &c.

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