Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies              53
Boston Kate.
I ve been through the United States, 'way down to
Baltimore; I've been to Massachusetts—Cape Cod along the shore ; Of all the gals I ever saw, in city or in State, There's none I ever saw to match along with Boston
Chorus. Oh ! Kate, my charming Kate, My love is past expressing; Of all the gals I ever saw, You are the greatest blessing.
I've seen the black gal of the North, the Creole of the
South; I've seen the gals of Maryland that are noted for their
mouth— To get myself in Hymen's bands has never been my
fate, I'm waiting for a chance to sling myself to Boston
Chorus. Oh! Kate, my charming Kate, &c.
Oh! when I eaw my Katy, this darkey throwed a
sigh, But when she 'spressed her feelings, my tears they
soon did dry; She told me that she loved me, but that I'd have to
wait, Before I could get married to my sweet Boston
Chorus. Oh ! Kate, my charming Kate, I love you to distraction, But now you are my own wife, I feel much gratifaction.

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