Christy's Plantation Melodies

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PLANTATION MELODIES.                           31
Then raise no tomb-stone on de place,
But lay me by her side; The best, the kindest of her race—
My faithful, constant bride. I'm ready now to leave this life,
To join her once again, Beneath the old persimmon tree,
Where sleeps my Mary Blane,
Chorus Farewell! farewell! poor Mary Blane, &c
Witching Dinah Crow.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Wm. Vanderbeck, New York.
Now, darkies, I will tell you
Ob a most unlucky fate, Dat happen'd to a color'd gal
From ole Kentucky State : De subject of my story
Is about one Dinah Crow, Who was drown'd, and den found dead,
In de ribber O-hi-o!
Chorus. Oh, witching Dinah Crow! Oh, witching Dinah Crow !
Who was drown'd, and den found
In de ribber O-hi-o !
On a bery cloudy morning,
When the wind war radder high
Oh, stormy war de wedder, And rainy war de sky!