Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.              31
Chorus. Oh! yes, we all remember her, She used to hoe the corn; But she's the darling- yaller gal, That had a Josey on!
I tipped my hat, and bowed so low,
That I could hardly straighten; And den I ax'd her quite perlite,
That I for her was waitin'. She blushed quite blue, and then she said,
" Your'e quite a dandy, John ;" Oh! she was the tearing yaller gal,
That had a Josey on !
Chorus. Oh! yes, we all remember her, &c
I married her that very day,
A week we lived in clover; But soon my loved one ran away
With Joe, the cattle-drover. And now she troubles me no more,
Good Lor'I'm glad she's gone ! For she was the tearing yaller gal,
That had a Josey on !
Chorus. Oh ! yes, we all remember her, &e.
The Jolly Old Crow.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by Lee &
Walker, Philadelphia.
On the limb of an oak sat a jolly old crow, And he chattered away with glee, glee, glee;
As he watched the farmer come out to sow, Says he, This is all for me, for me!
. Chorus. Look ! look ! how he scatters his seed all round, round, round, He is wonderful kind to the poor, poor, poor. If he'd empty it down in a big pile on the ground, We could find it much better I'm sure, I'm sure.