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Oh! Lemuel! (1850)

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Oh! Lemuel my lark,
Oh! Lemuel my beau,
I's guine to gib a ball tonight,
I'd hab you for to know;
But if you want to dance,
Just dance outside de door;
Becayse your feet so berry large
Dey'll cover all de floor.
Oh! Lem! Lem! Lem! Lemuel I say!
Go down to de cotton field,
And bring de boys away.

Chorus: Go down to de cotton field!
Go down, I say!
Go down and call de darkey boys all;
We'll work no more today.
2. Oh! Lemuel my hope,
Oh! Lemuel my joy,
I'll tell you who'll be at de ball
My woolly headed boy.
Dere's Nelly Bly, you know,
And Juliana Snow,
Dere's cane-brake Kitty likes de boys,
She'll be sure to go. Oh! Lem! Lem! Lem!
Lemuel I say! Go down to de cotton field,
And bring de boys away. Chorus:
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