Christy's Plantation Melodies

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46             Christy's plantation melodies.
The songs that we sing, some of them are fine; The chorus is good, when we all do combine. We always are then so happy and gay, We laugh and we sing, ha, ha, ha, while we play. Singing delicious,
0, then, how fine! We darkey minstrels At night we do shine !
Chorus. Happy are we, &c.
Ma'm'selle Augusta—she is so fine In dancing and playing in the pantomine! We darkey minstrels, with blacken'd face, Comes the cachuca and polka with grace. Dancing delicious,
0, then how gay! We'll dance and we'll sing 'Till the brea,k of day.
Chorus. Happy are we, &c.
Would I Were a Boy Again*
Oh, would I were a boy again,
When every day seemed two or three; I fell asleep upon the floor,
And dreamed of happy days to see. My mother's voice, how sweet 'twould sing ;
She said I was her love—her joy. I touched the corn-stalk fiddle-string,
And then she called me one of the boys.
Chorus. Oh, would I were a boy again, &c.






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