Christy's Plantation Melodies

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14             Christy's plantation melodies.
Oh! Lemuel!
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Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by F. D
Benteen, Baltimore.
Oh! Lemuel, my lark,
Oh! Lemuel, my beau,             »
I's going to give a ball to-night,
I'd have you for to know; But if you want to dance,
Just dance outside the door; Because your feet so very large,
They '11 cover all the floor. Oh! Lem! Lem! Lem ! Lemuel, I say, Go down to the cotton-field, and bring the boys away.
Chorus. Go down to the cotton-field, Go down, I say! Go down and call the darkie boys all: We '11 work no more to-day.
Oh! Lemuel, my hope, Oh! Lemuel, my joy, I'll tell you who'll be at the ball,
My woolly-headed boy. There's Nelly Bly, you know,
And Juliana Snow; There's Cane-brake Kitty likes the boys, And she '11 be sure to go. Oh! Lem! Lem! Lem! Lemuel, I say, Go down to the cotton-field, and bring the boys awaj
Chorus. Go down to the cotton-field, &c.
Oh! Lemuel is tall,
Oh! Lemuel is fair, Oh! Lemuel has gone to-day
To take the morning air.






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