Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.            45
The whites, they fought him and they caught him,
Oh! oh! To Richmond court-house they did bring him,
Oh! oh! Twelve men set upon the jury; Oh, boys, I'm most done. Hard times in old Virginny.
They took him down to the gallows,
Oh! oh! They drove him down with four grey horses,
Oh! oh! " Brice's Ben, he drove the wagon ; Oh, boys, I'm most done. Hard times in old Virginny.
And there they hung him and they swung him
Oh! oh! And they swung him and they hung him,
Oh! oh! And that was the last of the darkey General; Oh, boys, I'm just done. Hard times in old Virginny.
Happy are We, Darkies so Gay.
Happy are we, darkies so gay! Come, let us sing and laugh while we play The darkey minstrels' favorite lay, With a ha, ha, ha, ha, and laugh while we play Music delicious,
0, then how sweet! Your kind applauses We hope to greet.
Chorus. Happy are we, &c.






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