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DANCE-SONGS OR REELS
109
OL' VIRGINNY NEVER TIRE
There is a gal in our town,
She wears a yallow striped gown,
And when she walks the streets aroun',
The hollow of her foot makes a hole in the groun\
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OF folks, young folks, cl'ar the kitchen, OF folks, young folks, cl'ar the kitchen. 01? Virginny never tire.
As I was walkhV up the Three Chop Road I met a terrapin and a toad. Ev'ry time the toad would jump, The terrapin dodged behind a stump.
Chorus
This was an old dance-song, which Mrs. Dickinson's grandmother sang, as she had learned it from the slaves. There were various other stanzas, she says. The Three Chop Road is in the outskirts of Richmond, a famous old road, which Mary Johnston mentions in one of her novels.







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