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The music, with piano-forte accompaniment published Dy Win. Hall & Son, New York
Way down in Alabama,
Not very long ago, I knew a yellow charmer,
And her name was Emma Snow ; Her eyes was bright as diamonds,
And her teeth was perly wj^te, Dey glisned in de darkness,
As the stars do in the night.
Chorus. But that happy time is over, I've only grief and pain ; For I shall never, never see My Emma dear again.
We used to go out early
To hoe de sugar cane, The time did pass so cherily
When Emma Snow was seen; She trabled wid us daily,
And oft would tell her r?.rr:e; And we danced and sung so gaily
To the banjo!s sweetest strain.
Chorus. But that happy time is over, &c.
Now that happy time hath sorrow,
The day is turn'd to night; I lost my dearest Emma
By the poison adder's bite. We miss'd her in de evening,
And we hunted far and wide, And we found her in the meadows,
Whar she sickend and she died.
Chorus. But that happy time is over, &c