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40                               DAT'S MY PHILOSOPHY.
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'Twas lucky I had such a nate education,
By raising and making up fires for a school; I could write with much taste, and speak Greek like a Hebrew—"
So I was told by one Teddy OToole. So what does I do, but I starts a newspaper,
And called it the "Irishman's Morning Gazette;" I got my paper and printing on credit,
And spoke well of my paper to all that I met.
"Whack, fol de row, etc.
DAT'S MY PHILOSOPHY. As sung by J. T. Boyoe.
Oh, here I am again!
How are you, gentlemen ?            *
Come listen unto me: I will tell you in my song Things that I do like and
Don't like to see.
Chorus—Oh, I would like" to see
De white folks make deir quarrels up,
And let de njggers be; For it's slave or free,, A nigger will be nigger—
Dat's my philosophy.
Oh, I don't like to see                  j
Dis great country
Broke up wid party strife; But-1 would like to see                    ,
De white folks friends on equal terms,
And not seek each Oder's life.          ,
Oh, I would like, etc.
Oh, I don't like to see Good men and true
Contending in deir might;
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