Negro Melodies Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs and Poems &c

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Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
THE GENTLEMEN OF THE BONES
Be seated merry gentlemen,
The minstrel show is on, The coons are in regalia
And their dancing shoes they don; And then you hear announcing
In the most alluring tones, Mr. Sam is tambo
And Mr. Tarn is bones.
The sunflowers are in blossom,
The sunflowers are in bloom, And sweet the balmy incense
That floats around the room; They dance just like the crickets
Would dance upon the stones, But there's nothing like the playing
Of the gem'men with the bones.
They do the jig and two-step,
They do the fancy reel, They're dancing with the toe-step
And dancing with the heel; Up and down they're rolling,
You can almost hear the groans, And see the eyelids quivering
Of the gem'men with the bones.
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