Christy's Plantation Melodies

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40            Christy's plantation melodies.
As through the streets we are singing, Ever, ever happy, ever blithe and gay,
To old Massa money bringing, A little keep, ourselves to pay.
With my cap o'er my eyes I was upwards descending, And loudly I sjngs when I gets to the top;
I got thinking of Rosa, and over was bending, When I fell down the next flue, bang into a dinner pot.
Chorus. Sweep oh! sweep oh! oh, oh!
Oh! oh! Rock Susanna, Santa Anna, and all the
other Annas, Come down, and don't keep a poor darkey waiting in
the cold— And open the door. Oh! oh! oh! oh! oh! oh! oh!
Chorus. With tamborine pounding, &c.
The Darkey Sleighing Party.
Jingle, jingle, clear the way,
'Tis the merry, merry sleigh—
Joyfully we glide along,
Only listen to our song.
Over the bridge, down by the mill,
Then upset upon the hill;
Set 'em up, the sleigh-bells ring,
While we darkies laugh and sing.
Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, clear the way, 'Tis the merry, merry, merry, merry, merry sleigh-Go-a-long! &c.

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