Christy's Plantation Melodies

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10             Christy's plantation melodies.
Pierce's (localized) The Other Side of Jordan.
Of all the banjo songs that have been sung of late, There is none that is now so often called on,
As the one I sing myself, and apply it to the times, It's called "On the other Side of Jordan."
Chorus. I take off my coat, and roll up my sleeves, Hard road to travel over Jordan, Throw off my coat, and roll up my sleeves, Jordan is a hard road to travel I believe.
Around the Crystal Palace there are a great many shows, Where all the green ones are drawn inó There are snakes and alligators, mammoth mules and big potatoes, That were raised upon the other side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
The Sovereign of the Seas, she went to Liverpool, In less than fourteen days, too, according,
Johnny Bull he wiped his eyes, and looked with surprise, At this clipper from the Yankee side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
The ladies of England have sent a big address About slavery, and all its horrors, according,
They had better look at home, to their own white slaves, That are starving on the English side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
They have got a bearded lady down at Barnum's show, And lots of pictures outside, according,
She's going to take her eye-lashes for a pair of . mustaches, For to travel on the other side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.