Christy's Plantation Melodies

176+ Song Lyrics from 19th Century Ethiopian Minstrelsy - online songbook.

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To blow de horn And mind de corn,
And keep de possum away. No use for me now —
So, darkeys, bury me low : My horn is dry, And I must lie
Wha de possum nebber can go.
Chorus. Oh! boys, carry me 'long, &c.
Farewell to de boys,
Wid hearts so happy and light 5 Dey sing a song De whole day long,
And dance de juba at night . Farewell to de fields
Of cotton, 'bacco, and all: I'se guine to hoe In a bressed row,
Wha de corn grows mellow and tall
Chorus. Oh ! boys, carry me 'long, &c
Farewell to de hills,
De meadows covered wid green, Old brindle boss And de old grey hoss —
All beaten, broken, and lean. Farewell to de dog
Dat always followed me round; Old Sancho'll wail And droop his tail,
When I am under de ground.
Chorus. Oh! boys, carry me 'long, &c.