Christy's Plantation Melodies

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PLANTATION MELODIES                           66
The Darkey's Serenade.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by G. P. Reed & Co., Boston.
Oh ! come, my lovely Dinah,
Come, hasten, love, to rne; The moon shines bright and beautiful
Across the rippling sea. I love you as the stars of night,
That shine in heaven above. Then come away with me this night,
My best, my only love.
Chorus. Then come away, my Dinah, dear, Oh! come away with me ; For all the world is fast asleep, And the moon shines o'er the sea.
Oh ! Dina, dear, you know for years
I loved you long and well, And now I've come this very night,
My love for you to tell: And if you do not say this night
You love this darkey swain, I'll throw myself into the sea,
And I'll ne'er come back again.
Chorus. Then come away, my Dinah, &c.
Joe ob Tennessee.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Wm. Vanderbeck, New York.
Dar's many nigger now-a-day, Dat try to imp de monkey play* But ob all de nigger dat you see, Dar's none like Joe ob Tennessee. 6*