Christy's Plantation Melodies

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52                                    Christy's
It begin to rain a little, de night was very dark.
An when my Nelly said " good-bye," de dogs begin
to bark. De dog he scar't de buzzard, de buzzard scar't de
coon, Dey all made a nigger run till next day noon.
Chorus. I'm off for Charleston, &c.
De coon begin to tire, de dog he tire too,
De nigger he got tireder, an he did n't know what
to do; De buzzards kept a flying till de chickens gin to crow, Den he came down to hear me play de old banjo
Chorus. I'm off for Charleston, &c.
Charleston is a pretty place, de gals dey kiss so sweet, Dey am so slender 'bout de waist, and dress so bery
neat; But I'd rudder kiss my Nell, dan all de gals I ebber
see, Kase her breff is like tn orange-blossom hanging on
a tree.
Chorus. I'm off for Charleston, &c.
Poor Aunt Dinah.
Fhe music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Stagman &. Brother, Philadelphia.
I knew an old darky aunty once,
She lived in Louisiana; The white folks call'd her Dinah, but
She call'd herself Diana.






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