Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.
Chorus. But now my heart is aching", As the story I relate, And that heart with grief is breaking, For I lost my lovely Kate.
Our Massa he was kind and good,
And all the darkies tried To please him every way they could;
But soon, alas ! he died. Another white man took the farm,
Harsh, cruel, and unkind ; And I was sold, down South to go,
And leave poor Kate behind.
Chorus. But now my heart is aching, &c.
Our parting words were very sad,
And, oh ! what anguish tore My bosom, at the thought that come,
I'd never see her more. She promised to be ever true,
Whatever her fate mijrht be, And ne'er fbrget the vows she'd made
To love no one but me.
Chorus. But now my heart is aching, &c.
And now I'm left to live alone,
And mourn my lovely Kate; Oh ! how I wish we'd never met
In old Kentucky State. But soon, I know, I'll follow her,
And my parting breath shall tell, That in the grave I'd wish to lie
With her I loved so well.
Chorus. Oh! now my heart is aching, &c.






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