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

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Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
The darkies trim the cotton
And the darkies trim the corn; They're piling on the fuel
And the whistle is the horn: Going down the river
Like snowy swans they glide And it's all aboard the steamboat
For a steamboat ride.
Merry blow, the whistles,
Merry ring the bells; Churning are the paddles
And foamy are the swells: And going down the river
Running with the tide, What a glorious feeling
On a steamboat ride.
THE ORDERS
Orders please, orders gents—
The dinner am ready and fifty cents.
Chicken, watermelon, watermelon, chicken
How dem orders thicken, thicken.
Orders please, orders gents—
The dinner am ready and fifty cents.
Chicken, watermelon, watermelon, chicken.
How dem orders quicken, quicken.—
Look at the reason, look at dem moons,
All dem orders come from coons.
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