Christy's Plantation Melodies

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CO             Christy's plantation melodies.
He took her to a tailor shop,
To have her mouth made small; The lady took in one long breath,           And swallowed tailor ajid all !
Chorus. Ba, ha, lia, &c.
Shining Moon.
Last night, when the moon was beaming,
I strolled with my Lucy love ; The flowers were sleeping around us,
And tne stars were shining above. We walked along by the brook-side,
Where i never wandered before, And we heard the waters gurgling
Their notes by the pebbled shore.
Chorus. Oh, silver-shining moon,
Guide Ephraim on his way, And soon you'll see he'll married be- Oh! what a happy day!
The night-hawk had sung his song,
The owl sang in the tree. The whippoorwills were waltzing
Around my girl and me. I asked her if she would have me ;
A blush came o'er her cheek, Her heart it palpitated,
But Lucy could not speak.
Chorus. Oh, silver-shining moon, &c.
Oh, then I take her in my arms,
And tried to make her speak; The tears as pure as drops of dew,
Iloll'd down her sable cheek. At length she whispered in my ear,
And said she would have me soon; I kiss'd away the dewy tears,
And danced by the light of the rnooi.
Chorus. Oh, silver-shining moon, &c.