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GREENBACKS.
THOU ART SO NEAR, AND YET SO FAR. As sung by G. A. ParrErson.
I know an eye so softly bright, That glistens like a star of night; My soul it draws with g]anees kind, To heaven's blue vault, and there I find Another star, as pure and clear As that winch mildly sparkles here. Beloved eye, beloved star, Thou art so near, and yet so far 1—
. Chortis—Beloved eye, etc.
That eye, so soft as violets blue, A treasure bears of morning dew; And when its light entranced I see, "What joy, what pain possesses me! A world where I would gladly dwell Is that bright orb I love so well. Beloved eye, beloved star, Thou art so near, and yet so far!—
Beloved eye, etc.
GEEENBACKS. (As sung, with tremendous applause, by Hooley's Minstrels.)
How are you, greenbacks, ten or twonty ?
Four-forty on de turnpike-gate; How are you, Father Abram ? From one to five I have got plenty. Then while we sing, de heel-tap ring,
And de banjo sounds like a jim-jam! Five dollars now is quite a sum too—
Four-forty on de turnpike-gate; How are you, Father Abram ? Then while we sing, de heel-tap ring,
And de banjo sounds like a jim-jam 1
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