Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.             11
There were snakes in Ireland many years ago, Saint Patrick saw the varmints a crawling,
He up with his shelalah and hit them on the head, And drove them to the other side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
Oh, the big Hippodrome, it makes a mighty fuss When all of their trumpets get a-sounding—
The ostrich kicked the camel, and then he got mad And started for the other side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
The steamer Atlantic is a mighty fast craft, And she beats the Cunarders according,
And I shouldn't be surprized, if in a short time, Tftat she'd make the quickest trip up the Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
The Duchess of Southerland, she keeps the Stafford House,
The place where the " Black Swan" is boarding; At a musical party, they asked her for a song,
And she gave them—On the other Side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
#The office-seekers have all been in a stew
About the cabinet and the chances according, And for one that get's a place, there will be a small crowd That will get them—on the other side of Jordan.
Choins. I take off my coat, &c.
There's the case of " Costa," that has made so much talk,
The Austrians they tried for to maul him, But Captain Ingraham said, if they didn't let him go,
He'd blow them on the other side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
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