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POMPEY SNOW'S PHILOSOPHY.                       19
The upper Ten Thousand
Go to the "Academy" to see a show; They pay two dollars for a seat—
Now I tell you that is so! But the lower Ten Thousand
Can teach them all a lesson— They spend two shillings—go to Hooley's,
And split their sides a-laughing 1
I tell you, etc.
The upper Ten Thousand
Ride in carriages very fine; Sometimes on horseback,
' And then they cut a shine! But the lower Ten Thousand
They take it very cool; If they can't ride a-horseback, They go it on a mule I
I tell you, etc.
POMPEY SNOW'S PHILOSOPHY. Sang by S. S. Purdy.
I'm a gay little nigger. I'd hab you all to know,
I came from Alabama, just five years ago;
I used to pick de cotton, and de sugar-cane did hoe—
I'm a bully essence nigger, and my name is Pompey Snow.
Chorus. Ho, ho, boys! dis am a gallus show!
I'll sing and dance for volunteers, Who to de fight will go— Dat's de philosophy of young Pompey Snow.
Dere isn't any question but de Souf got up dis muss," And, in spite of all de Norf, dey am bound to have a fuss. Dey fight well on both sides, for de American blood am
game, And I think the Abolitionists am very much to blame.
Ho, ho, boys, etc.
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