Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.              21
Sally Primer
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by Firth,
Pond & Co., New York.
I courted Sally Primer, a little while ago;
I thought we were exactly matched, But found it was no go.
I told her I would hang myself if she didn't marry me—, She, smiling, turned to me and said :
Marry you!—why, no " sir-ee."
Chorus. Lovely Sally, charming Sally, Do not treat him so, For if you do he'll go and drown, Or shoot himself I know.
I took my Sally walking out, one pleasant afternoon,
And down Broadway we went so gay, To Taylor's new saloon.
I read the "bill of fare," and asked, What will you have, my dear ? She eat three stews with six ice creams,
And a quart of lager beer.
Chorus. Lovely Sally, &c
To make her presents, I went and pawned the coat from off my back, And when she'd got them all, she took And then gave me the sack.
They say she's got another " beau," and sweetly smiles upon him, But if he ever marries her
May the Lord havevmercy on him.
Chorus. Lovely Sally, &c.