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Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
WHEN THE TIDE TURNS ROUND
Steamboat start dem paddles,
Start dem paddles round, I want to go to Memphis
For I am homeward bound. I done come from Georgia
But the boat done get aground And I'm gwine back to Memphis
When the tide turns round.
Steamboat start dem paddles,
Start dem paddles round, I can't wait no longeró
Till I hear that sound, My cabin home is calling,
I hear the horn and hound And I'm gwine back to Memphis
When the tide turns round.
THE HOE DOWN
Tell all the niggers to get out their hoesó And come right away in their every day clothes. There's going to be a hoe down, down the rows. Hoe down, hoe down, hoe.
Hoe down niggers, don't stand aroundó Massa am coming with a whip and a hound. Hoe to the bottom, and hoe to the topó For the cotton got to grow, and the nigger mustn't stop.
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