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No More The Moon Shines On Lorena

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No More The Moon Shines On Lorena

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Way [A]down upon the old plant[D]ation

Old [A]Massey used to own me as a [E]slave

He [A]had a yeller gal he called [D]Lorena

And we [E]courted where the [E7]wild bananas [A]waved


For long years there we courted

And we were as happy as one

And my hard work for did Massey

And the happiness of life had just begun


No more the moon shines on Lorena

As we'd sit and watch the coons among the corn

And the possums laying on the wild bananas

And the old owl a hootin like a horn


One day I called to see my dear Lorena

I thought she would meet me at the gate

But they took her away to old Virginy

And left me to mourn for her fate


For years I have longed to see her

And the thoughts of her was ever in my head

One day Massey read me a letter

Telling me the Lorena she was dead



But I know that her soul has gone to heaven

And there she is ever free from pain

And to her a brighter crown is given

And no more she will wear the darkie's chain

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