Christy's Plantation Melodies

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12             Christy's plantation melodies.
But all the world must know, wherever we may go, Our government will be ready in affording
Protection alike to all, both the great and small, That hail from the Yankee side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
Our great father, Washington, he was a mighty man, And all the Yankees do their fighting according,
They will raise the flag of freedom wherever they can, Till they plant it on the other side of Jordan.
Chorus. I take off my coat, &c.
Etty Way, or Good-bye, Boys. ^
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by Stewart & Co., No. 210, Chesnut Street, Philadelphia.
Oh ! don't you remember, pretty Etty Way, That gentle form, long since passed away— A little slab of marble, with Etty graved on top, And a little mound of clay, marks the quiet spot.
Good-bye, boys, I'm off for home, far across the bay, The whip-poor-will will knell the death, the death of Etty Way.                                                                           %
They laid her where the spring-time comes, Where mocking-birds sing, and bees do hum. Her spirit, like birds at eve, has flown;faj.uiway, To find a better home for gentle Etty way.
Chorus. Good-bye, boys, &c.
Etty was so gentle, kind, and good to all, She played the old banjo, which hung upon the wall— Etty's voice was low and sweet, like the little bird, Thorn soft and gentle tones that I've so often heard.
Chorus. Good-bye, boys, &c.