Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Jane Monroe.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Win. Hall & Son, New York.
When I lived in Louisiana, not many years ago,
I fell in lub wid a charming gal — her name waa
Jane Monroe ; Her eyes were bright as diamonds* her teeth were
white as snow— De prettiest gal I ever saw was charming Jane
Chorus. But now she is far, far away,
And I hear from her ebery day;
But if she was here,
She'd have nothing to fear,
For the darkies all love her so gay.
The darkey traders came one day and buy my gal
from me, And left me all alone to mourn beneath the cypress
tree ; It fill'd my heart wid grief and pain to think she
had to go; Still I live in hopes to meet again my charming Jane
Chorus. But now she is far, far away, &c.
Nelly was a Lady.
The music, with piano-forte. accompaniment, published by Messrs. Firth, Pond & Co., New York.
Down on de Mississippi floating, Long time I trabble on de way
All night de cotton-wood a toting, Sing for my true lub all de day.