Christy's Plantation Melodies

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38                                    Christy's
Uncle Edward had digits equal in longitude to the Bamboo foimation which springs so spontaneously on
the bank of the southern Mississippi, And he had no oculars with which to observe The beauties of nature ;
And he had no dental formations with which to Masticate the Indian meal cake, Consequently he was forced to permit the Jndian meal cake to pass by with impunity.
Chorus. Then lay down, &c.
When uncle Ned relinquished his bold on vitality,
His master was exceedingly griev< d,
And the lachrymal poured down his cheeks similar
to the rain from heaven, For he knew that the old man was laid beneath
terra firma, terra firma. He would never have the pleasure of beholding the
physiognomy of the aged Edward any more.
Chorus. Then lay down, &c.
Gone to Alabama.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Jaques &. Brother, New York.
Lor' bless dat lubly yaller gal,
De white folks call her Dinah ; She's gone and left me,
And I don't know where to find her. Lor' bless dat lubly yaller gal,
De white folks call her Dinah; Take pity on me, darkies all,
And tell me where to find her.

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