Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Dat you, Joe ? dat you, Joe ? Yes, 'tis Joe ob Tennessee.
(Repeat.)
When I buried Rosa Lee, I cried tree weeks to dat degree Her sister Dina say to me, I lub you, Joe ob Tennessee.
Clwrus. Dat you, Joe, &c
My Dina she so fair, so bright, She's black as ace of spades at nignt; And when 'tis day, 'tis plain to see She's just like Joe ob Tennessee.
Chorus. Dat you, Joe, &c
My massa one day try to whip Dis nigger, who gib him de slip; Dat make him lafF to dat degree, He look like Joe ob Tennessee.
Chorus. Dat you, Joe, &c.
I den made up my mind to go, Trough all de States my jenus show To sing and dance the banjo glee, Dat's made by Joe ob Tennessee.
Chorus, Dat you, Joe, &c
Dis nigger trabble far and wide, Wid lably Dina by he side; And on de road dey say to me, You look like Joe ob Tennessee.
Chorus. Dat you, Joe, &c.