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PLANTATION MEi^DIES.                          41
Gum Tree Canoe.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by G. P Reed & Co., Boston.
On Tombigbee river, so bright, I was born, In a hut made ob husks ob de tall yaller corn; An' dar I first met wid my Jula so true, An' I row'd her about in my Gum-tree canoe.
Chorus. Singing row away, row, O'er de waters so blue, Like a feather we'll float, In my Gum-tree canoe.
All de day in de field de soft cotton I hoe,
I think of my Jula, an' sing as I go;
Oh, I catch her a bird wid a wing ob true blue,
An' at night sail her round in my Gum-tree canoe.
Chorus. Singing row away, row, &c.
Wid my hands on de banjo, and toe on de oar? I sing to de sound ob de riber's soft roar; While de stars dey look down on my Jula so true, An* dance in her eye in my Gum-tree canoe.
Chorus. Singing row away, row, &c.
at one night de stream bore us so far away, Dat we couldn't cum back, so we thought we'd jis stay, Oh, we spied a tall ship wid a flag ob true blue, An' it took us in tow wid my Gum-tree canoe.
Chorus. Singing row away, row, &c.
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