Christy's Plantation Melodies

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42             Christy's plantation melodies.
Linda's (*one to Baltimore.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by Firth,
Pond & Co., New York.
Oh ! Linda's gone to Baltimore                                  ^
To stay a week or two, And till she comes safe home again,
I don't know what to do. I take the banjo on my knee,
But cannot bear to play, For music only makes me sad,
When Linda's gone away.
Chorus. Oh ! my heart is very lonely All the night and day; For everything- seems sad and drear, v When Linda's gone away.
I think of all the olden times
We've had when she was here; I did not know 'till she was g-one
That she was half so dear. The flowers are blooming- all around,
And all but me are gay, For all the time I think or dream
Of Linda, far away.
Chorus. Oh ! my heart is very lonely, &c.
The' many years have passed and gone
Since we were in our prime, I love her more as on we roam
Adown the vale of Time ! How very much she thinks of me
I should not dare to say, But, oh ! it almost breaks my heart
When Linda's g-one away.
Chorus. Oh ! my heart is very lonely, &c.

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