Christy's Plantation Melodies

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56                                    Christy's
Chorus. Then haste away, my dearest Nell, For massa sound is sleeping; We'll run away and married be, And leave the niggers weeping.
A cot within a dell we'll have,
Where flowers bright are blooming,
And cotton blossoms strew the earth, As if 'twere winter snowing.
Chorus. Then haste, &c.
A bright and sunny spot we'll choose, Where coons and possums play;
And when our daily labour's done, We'll sing and dance away.
Chorus. Then haste, &c.
And while the niggers gaily dance,
Tbe banjos play and ring;
The niggers all shall merry be,
And gaily laugh and sing.
Chorus. Then haste, &c.
Walk in the Parlour.
The music, with pianoforte accompaniment, published by Jaques & Brother, New York.
I'm right from old Varginny, with my head so full
of knarledge, 1 never went to free school, or any odder college; But I will tell you one ting, it is a certain fact, I'll git you 'scription of de world in a twinkling of a
crack.






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