Christy's Plantation Melodies

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10            Christy's plantation melodies.
Then carry me back to Tennessee, There let me live and die,
Among the fields of yellow corn, And the land where Ella lie.
Chorus. Carry me back to Tennessee, &c.
I'll Throw Myself Away.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by H&H
and Son, New York.
Now, ladies, your attention!
I 've got a song that's new, And I guess I just will mention, ,
I intended it for you; For when I see them ruby lips
And bright eyes turn'd this way, I feel so good I 'd like to take
And throw myself away.
Chorus. Oh yes, I love the white folks so, I '11 serve them night and day, And if I could but please them, why I 'd throw myself away.
I've seen the beauties of the South,
Likewise the East and West, And thought this was a happy land,
By such dear angels blest; But when I saw the New York belles,
That promenade Broadway, I gosh, I thought that I should take
And throw myself away.
Chorus. Oh yes, I love the white folks so, &c.
The yellow girls in the Southern Statf
- Are sometimes very neat, The Creoles too, in New Orleans-Do look so very sweet;






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