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PLANTATION MELODIES.                          33
Mi98 Nancy she was berry gay,
And sprightly as de 'coon; She kotch a weasel fast asleep,
A ridin on de moon ! And when de day war drawin near,
De stars did go to rest; She sleep awake all night wid fear
Her mind war decompress'd!
Chorus. Oh, Nancy. &c
I hab a mind to circulate
A wedding dar will be; And if I do, I speculate,
My Nancy I shall see: And when I marry Nancy Tease,
I'll introduce you all; We'll kick up such a merry spree,
And gib a fancy ball!
Chorus. Oh, Nancy, &e.
The Phantom Chorus.
{From the Opera of " La Sonnambula")
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published bjr C. Holt, Jr., New York.
Look yar, sir! As slowly comes de night,
Den dese poor darkies am almost freezed wid fright
'Tis true, indeed, sar 'tis true, indeed, sar !
'Tis de debil, or some buggaboo, dat goes about a»
night! What's dat, sir? Look yar! Hold yer jaw! Jusl
Spoken. Go ahead, den!

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