Christy's Plantation Melodies

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CHRISTY S PLANTATION MELODIES.
Now madly glad in varying1 glee
From time to time
Comes forth the rolling- music free
In thunder chime !
And still we swell, from hearts so gay,
Our songs sublime !
Banks of Susquehannah.
On the banks of Susquehannah,
When the leaves began to fall, There I met Miss Julia Tanner
At a fancy darkey ball. Julia was a charming creature,
Of winning hearts she had the knack, With beauties rare of form and feature,
Pearly teeth, and skin so black, oh I
Chorus. Oh ! Miss Julia Tanner— Oh ! Miss Julia Tanner, I never saw such a pretty girl Since I left the Susquehannah.
On the banks of Susquehannah,
With the winter's frost and snow, Oft would I and Julia Tanner
Both to balls and parties go; For I loved the angelic creature,
And adored her night and day, But de most distressful feature
Was the bills I had to pay, ah !
Chorus. Oh ! Miss Julia Tanner— Oh ! Miss Julia Tanner, She come it nicely o'er this child, On the banks of Susquehannah.
On the banks of Susquehannah,
When the spring was in its pride, Then I ask'd Miss Julia Tanner • To become this darkey's bride ;






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