Christy's Plantation Melodies

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We'll have a little Dance to-night, Boys.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Win. Hall & Son, New York.
Oh! listen to this good old tune,
And then I'll sing anoder; Oh! massa gwan this afternoon
To call upon his brudder : So, darkies, wait a.little while,
Till he gets out of sight; We'll drop de shovel and de hoe,
And have a little dance to-night.
We'll have a little dance to-night, boys!
To-night, boys ! to-night, boys! We'll have a little dance to-night, boys,
And dance by the light of the moon
I wants de kimbric handkerchief,
.' I wants de beaver hat;
Oh! hand me down de high heel boots
Likewise de silk cravat. The darkies all are grinning,
Their teeth look berry white, Case dere gwine ober de mountain,
To have a little dance to-night.
Chorus. To have a little dance, Sec.
I rises at the broke of day,
To take my morning walk; I meets my lovely Julian,
And dis is the way we talk, says, You are my only lub,
You are my heart's delight; Won't you go over de riber,
To have a little dance to-night ?
Chorus. We'll have a little dance, &c.