Christy's Plantation Melodies

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70            Christy's plantation melodies.
He went at such a rate, for fear de boys should find
him, That he left his dinner, papers, and his wooden-leg
behind him. If I had caught de gem'an, I guess I'd had some fun; I'd had a piece ob paper signed, ole Eem, Bam, Bum.
Dere's music in de horse-shoe, an' in de tin pan—
Music in dese darkies which you must understand j
Dere's music in de pot, music in de kettle,
Music in de knife and fork, when you eat your wictual j
Music in de corn-cob biling on de fire,
Music in dis darkey—ole Virginny nebber tire I

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