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Kate Loraine.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment published by Win. Vanderbeck, New York.
Dere was a lubly charmer,
In ole Car'Iina State, De pride of all de darkies,
And dey call'd her charming Kate. I lub'd her berry dearly,
As I ne'er can lub again, For her heart was kind and gentle,
And free from eb'ry stain.
Churns. Oh ! I ne'er can lub anudder, So fond, so true again; I'm thine, and thine forebber, My charming Kate Loraine.
We lib'd in de same cabin
For many happy years; We nebber dreamt of sorrow,
We shed no bitter tears. But, oh ! she went and left me
One bright and blooming spring, And here alone and weeping,
I sit me down and sing.
Chorus. Oh! I ne'er can lub anudder, &c.
But fare thee well, sweet Katy,
Thou'rt gone, forebber gone! And here, alas ! I wander
All sadly and alone. Alone and broken-hearted,
I wander night and day; Oh! how can I be happy
When Katy's far away!
Chorus. Oh! I ne'er can lub anudder, &c.

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