Christy's Plantation Melodies

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PLANTATION MELODIES.                          43
Though dark the night that now is hovering o'er us, Bringing back the light of other days.
Solofor Tyrolean echo.
Full Chorus ( I hear the hoofs upon the hill,
v,nd Repeat. \ Their footsteps growing fainter still.
They stole—they stole—they stole my child away!
They stole—they stole—they stole my child away !
Emma Dale.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Messrs. Firth, Pond & Co., New York.
When I was young, there used to dwell,
In the Mississippi vale, The prettiest gal I eber saw—
Her name was Emma Dale.
Chorus. Oh, Emma dear, Oh, Emma Dale, From the Mississippi vale, Search all the wide world over There's none like Emma Dale.
The moon did shine, the stars were bright,
The night when first we met, De prettiest gal I eber saw, *
I neber will forget.
Vhorw. Oh, Emma dear, &c.