Christy's Plantation Melodies

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PLANTATION MELODIES.                           45
She was the handsomest gal dat eber I did see She neber went out walkin' with any colored man
but me; I took my banjo to the house, to play three times or
more, When I heard two or three knocks pretty hard, Come bang agin the door
Spoken. With a, "Who dat, who dat," &c.
Bowery Gals.
The music, with piano-forie accompaniment, published by Win. Vanderbeck, New York.
As I was lumbering down de street,
O, down de street,
O, down de street, Dat pretty color'd gal I chanc'd to meet, 0, she war fair to view.
Ch. Den de Bowery gals will you come out to-night, Will you come out to-night? Will you come out to-night? 0, de Bowery gals will you come out to-night ? And dance by de light ob de moon?
Den we stopp'd awhile and had some talk,
0, we had some talk,
O, we had some talk, And her heel cover'd up the whole side-walk, As she stood right by me.
Ch. Den de Bowery gals, &c.
I'd like to kiss dem lubly lips, Dem lubly lips, Dem lubly lips,