Christy's Plantation Melodies

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PLANTATION MELODIES.                         69
We have songs to sing to de ladies fair, And dere names I'm gwine to tell;
Dere is "Kate Loraine" and 'Julia Green,'' De "Husking Song" and * Romping Nell*"
Chorus. And we're gwine, &c.
Dere is " Laughing Joe," dat good ole soul,
How he lub'd his darling " Sal!" Oh, he laff'd all de time when de priest was dai,
Case he'd got sich a pretty brack gal.
                  Chorus. And we're gwine, &c,
I can tell you whar dese songs do grow,
At Van Derbeek's store so fine j 'Tis just ober dar across de way,
Four Hundred and Seventy-Nine.
Chorus. And we're gwine, &c.
Negro's Seven Ages Not Shakspeare's.
First de picaninny what's squallin in de lap, Because its nigger mammy wont gib it any pap; De way he kicks and hollers is a sin to human natur Till de nurse does stop his mouf wid a great big roast
potater. A.nd den de rascal's sent to school wid dinner in hi
basket, Which ob course he eats in no time, afore he doe
his task get; \nd arter school is ober, he gets figbtin wid de boys,

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