Christy's Plantation Melodies

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. PLANTATION MELODIES.                         59
Oh ! Mose he went to Mexico, and dar ha saw
Santa Anna; He took a message to de camp 'twas, "Zachary
don't surrender!" Says Santa, uWhar do you come from? you seems
to be so witty ?" Says Mose, " Look here, I'm one ob de b'hoys com*
from de Empire City!"
1 Chorus. Oh, wake up, &c.
Dolly Day.                 '
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by F. D. Benteen, Baltimore, Md.
I've told you 'bout de banjo,
De riddle and de bow ; Likewise about de cotton-field,
De shubble and de hoe; I've sung about de bulgine
Dat blew de folks away; And now I'll sing a little song
About my Dolly Day.
Chorus. Oh! Dolly Day looks so gay, I run all round and round, To hear her fairy footsteps play, As she comes o'er de ground.
(Repeat.)
I like to seo de clover
Dat grows about de lane ;
I like to see de 'bacco plant, I like de sugar cane;