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Music of the Waters.               47
Amongst the Southern negroes the name of " Santa Anna," the Mexican general, is frequently heard in their songs, and the windlass chanty known as " The Plains of Mexico " is a great favourite.
Solo.—" Did you never hear tell of that general ? Chorus.—Hurrah, you Santy Anna !
Solo.— Did you never hear tell of that general ? Chorus.—All on the plains of Mexico."
Another well-known windlass song is the following :—
Solo.—" For seven long years I courted Sally, Chorus.—Hurrah, you rollin' river !
Solo.—I courted Sally down in yon valley, Chorus.—Ah, ha! I'm bound away on the wild Missouri."

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