Christy's Plantation Melodies

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

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Early in de morning
Ob a lubly summer day, My massa send me warning
He'd like to hear me play. On de banjo tapping,
I come wid dulcem strain; Massa fall a napping—
He'll nebber wake again.
Chorus. Ring, ring de banjo, &c.
My lub, I'll hab to leab you
While de ribber's running high; But I nebber can deceibe you—•
So don't you wipe your eye. I's guine to make some money;
But I'll come anodder day— I'll come again, my honey,
If I hab to work my way.
Chorus. Ring, ring de banjo, &c.
My Br odder Gum.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Messrs. Firth, Pond & Co., New York.
White folks, I'll sing for you, Nuffin else to do;
Spend my time a pickin on de banjo-Hay ! Brodder Gum.
Cltorus. My Brodder Gum,
My Brodder Gum so fair, All de yaller galls runnin round, Try to get a lock ob his hair.