Christy's Plantation Melodies

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ciiristy's plantation melodies.             29
The Belle of Winyaw Bay.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published b> Hall
and Son, New York.
The moon was shining brightly Upon the old corn-field; The darkies there tripp'd lightly The old Virginia reel; The darkies was a dancing With step so light and gay, When came the lovely Dinah, The Belle of Winyaw Bay.
Chorus. The darkies was a dancing , With step so light and gay, When came the lovely Dinah, The Belle of Winayw Bay.
She gave one look of pleasure Upon that happy scene, Then joined in tromping measure To the sound of the tamborine; And when the tired darkies For any thing did pray, 'Twas for the lovely Dinah, The Belle of Winyaw Bay.
Chorus. And when the tired darkies, &c.
Then she did give them water To cool the darkies' throats, And then she caper'd gaily To the banjo's mellow notes: And when the old horn sounded Just at the break of day, They bless the lovely Dinah, The Belle of Winyaw Bay.
Chorus. And 'when the old horn sounded, &c. 3*






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