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PLANTATION MELODIES.
4S
I wish I was in Ole Varginny.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Messrs. Firth, Pond Sc Co., New York.
I wish I was in Ole Varginny,
Wid Dinah an de pickerniny;
Jus sitting down to dinner off of gumbo,
For dat's de berry ting for Jumbo.
Chorus. Oh! Ole Varginny am de place, boys,
Whar a sassy nigger nebber dars to show his face, boys.
'Tis dar de yaller gals am beautiful, An massa's berry kind and dutiful; Dar de rice an hominy am plenty, Poor nigger's stomach dar nebber empty.
Chorus. Oh! Ole Varginny am de place, boys,
Whar dandy niggers shine on Sunday wid a grace, boys, i De fair sex dar am quite bewitching; For should you ebber meet one in de kitchen, You sure to feel your heart a growing bigger, When you hear her cry out, Oh! you lubly nigger
Chorus. Oh! Ole Varginny am de place, boys,
Whar a hansom gal arn't 'shamed to look y in de face, boys.
I wanted lubly Dinah for a wife, sar,
But I did n't say a word upon my life, sar;
I roll'd my eye, and grinn'd, but did n't speak, sai
An Dinah was my chum chum in a week, sar.
Chorus. Oh ! Ole Varginny am de place, boys,
Whar yon'll get a wife for sure, by grinning in her face, boys. 5






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