Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.
Now, Gumbo, do not tease me so;
I say again, and that quite plain, Your serenading is no go,
Your love I do disdain. Oh, stop that horrid banjo sound,
Now, Gumbo, pray no longer stay, Old bossy soon will be around,
Now cut your stick away.
Gumbo.' Dinah, let me in! Dinah. Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah! Gumbo. Wherefore do you grin ?
* Dinah, let me in ! Dinah. Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah! Gumbo. Dinah, let me in
Before the break of day!
Old Virginia Never Tire.
In Virginia's land, where corn-stalks grow, where the
darkies are so gay, With spade and hoe, and away they go to work till
the close of day. When work is done and night is come, 'tis the darkies
jubilee; The girls so sweet, they look: so neat and merry as
can be.
The fiddle sing, the banjo ding, Virginia never tire : To laugh and sing is just the thing we darkies admire.
Oh, happy is the darkey's life, when, hunting for the
coon, He has the fun with the dog and gun to catch him
very soon;