Christy's Plantation Melodies

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20             Christy's plantation melodies.
Of a long summer's night,
When the moon shone bright, To the woods we 'd go so soon;
Our steps were light, in the snow so white, To hunt for the possum and the coon.
And when the day began to break, These dar&es soon would find;
Then home again our tracks we'd make, At the call of good old Dine.
Chorus. But now, since she is dead, &c.
Of a long summer's day, while mowing the hay,
The dinner time would come; 'T was then we 'd bless that good old girl
While the dinner horn would hum. Our work we 'd stop, our rakes we 'd drop,
And to the hut repair, For Dinah, with our dinner hot,
For us was waiting there.
Chorus. But now, since she is dead, &c.
Uncle Tom's Gone to Rest.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by Firth,
Pond & Co., New York.
Uncle Tom 's gone to rest, let us pray for his soul; He will answer no more to the call of the roll. When the horn wakes us up, to the fields we repair, With a sigh for poor Tom, who is now past all care; We shall miss his kind hand when the sickness comes
on, In the winter's long evenings we'll think of his song. His children are weeping; Aunt Chloe's heart sore, Can but pray that he's gone where his troubles are