Christy's Plantation Melodies

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18             Christy's plantation melodies.
The dance is done, and ev'ry one is hungry as a horse,
And soon is seen upon the green a jolly spread, of course.
They drink and eat, and songs repeat, till near the close of day;
Then satisfied, they kiss the bride, and tear them­selves away.
Chorus. Ding, dong, &c.
Julius's Trip to the World's Fair.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by Hall
and Son, New York.
Twelve months ago I left this place,—
I went out in the Arctic; Ten days upon the ocean wave
Brought feelings quite cathartic: I 'rived in London one fine morn,
And soon put on my best, Then filed into the Crystal Show,
With a "member of the Press!"
Chorus. Listen now, darkies 0,
And hear of sights so rare, For "Julius" here is all the go,
Since he came from the great " World's Fair."
I mingle with the quality,
And feel most awful proud; But a cry soon stop my jollity,—
"There's 'Julius' in the crowd!" Prince Albert take me by the arm,
And ask in gentle tones, To condescend to please the "Ton"
With a solo on the bones.
Chorus. Listen now, &c.






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