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BABYLON IS FALLEN.
Key of G. Do n't you see de black clouds rising ober yonder,
Whar de massa's old plantation am? Nebber you be frightened; dem is only darkies
Come to jine and fight for Uncle Sam.
Chorus.—Look out dar, now ! we's a-gwine to shoot! Look out dar! don't you understand? Babylon is fallen! Babylon is fallen! An' we 's a-gwine to occupy de land.
Do n't you see de lightnin' flashin' in de cane-brake, Looks as do' we're gwine tt) hab a storm?
No, you is mistaken.— 't is de darkies' bay 'nets, An' de buttons on der uniform.
Chorus.—Look out dar, now ! we \s a-gwine to shoot! etc.
Ober in de cornfield, don't you hear de thunder.
De music of de forty-pounder gun ; When de shells is missin', den we load wid punkins,—
AH de same to make de cowards run.
Chorus.—Look out dar, now ! we 's gwine to shoot! etc.
Massa was a Kernel in de rebel army,
Eber since he went and run away, But his lubly darkies, dey has been a-watching,
An' dey took him pris'ner tudder day.
Chorus.—Look out dar, now! we 's a-gwine to shoot! etc.
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