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PLANTATION MELODIES.                          55
Oh Come, Darkies, Come.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Wm. Vanderbeck, New York.
Oh come, darkies, come, let us dance while we may,
How sweet am de tambourine's sound ;— Why should we work thro' de long summer day,
Nor dance when de night comes around ? Dere's Pompey and Dinah and Julius and Sue,
And Crow sitting dere wid a frown ;— Den come wid de banjo, de fiddle and bones,
We'll dance till de moon am gone down
Clorus.
Oh come, darkies, come, let us dance while we may, How sweet, am de tambourine's sound;—
Why should we work thro' de long summer day, Nor dance when de night comes around ?
Ole Massa's asleep and snoozing away,
And closed for de night is his eye ; He will not wake up till the broke ob de day— v
Oh, dere let de old possum lie! Dere's Sambo and Rosy and Gumbo and Fan,
And Snow wid his Phillisy dear;— Den come wid de banjo, de fiddle and bones,
And dance till de morning appear.
Chorus. Oh come, &c.
Massa sound is Sleeping.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Messrs. Firth, Pond & Co., New York.
The moon is shining bright and clear, The flowers are budding free,
The coon is creeping to the corn, And the waves dance on the sea.






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