Christy's Plantation Melodies

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42            Christy's plantation melodies.
Chorus. For we will dance and sing all night, Huzza, huzza, huzza, huzza! And play the banjo till daylight,
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! We'll dance and sing, like anv thing, Huzza, huzza, huzza!
Oh, Dinah's the prettiest girl that ever you did see, And there was once a time, she throw'd sheep's-eyes
at me; But now those days are past, and this poor child's
forsaken— Alas ! and well-a-day:—You Pomp, fetch back that
bacon!
Chorus. For we will dance and sing, &c.
Just hear that darkey, shut up that there mouth : Wed with you my Dinah dear, my Venus from the
South ? Come let us dance and sing, laugh and be j oily, Dinah, that sweetest girl, has married Cuff, by golly I
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Chorus. For we will dance and sing, &c.
The Darkey Blackberrying Party.
Come, darkies, get your hats—darkies, get your hats I
Come along, and never tire Picking of the fruit, picking of the fruit—
But be careful of the briar. Blackberries growing, growing! darkies fetch the
sack— When they're red they're always green, but when
they're ripe they're black! Oh, darkies, get your hats—darkies get your hats I
Come along, and never tire Picking of the fruit, picking of the fruit—
But be careful of the briar.






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