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A Biography Of America's Folk-Song Composer By Harold Vincent Milligan

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FIRST SONGS                             53
Close by de margin ob de water,
Whar de lone weeping willow grows,
Dar lib'd Virginny's lubly daughter, Dar she in death may find repose.
Down in de meadow 'mong de clober,
Walk wid my Nelly by my side; Now all dem happy days am ober,
Farewell, my dark Virginny bride.
This is not the negro of "Jump Jim Crow" and "Zip Coon," but of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

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