Christy's Plantation Melodies

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PLANTATION MELODIES.                          33
Mi98 Nancy she was berry gay,
And sprightly as de 'coon; She kotch a weasel fast asleep,
A ridin on de moon ! And when de day war drawin near,
De stars did go to rest; She sleep awake all night wid fear —
Her mind war decompress'd!
Chorus. Oh, Nancy. &c
I hab a mind to circulate
A wedding dar will be; And if I do, I speculate,
My Nancy I shall see: And when I marry Nancy Tease,
I'll introduce you all; We'll kick up such a merry spree,
And gib a fancy ball!
Chorus. Oh, Nancy, &e.
The Phantom Chorus.
{From the Opera of " La Sonnambula")
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published bjr C. Holt, Jr., New York.
Look yar, sir! As slowly comes de night,
Den dese poor darkies am almost freezed wid fright
'Tis true, indeed, sar — 'tis true, indeed, sar !
'Tis de debil, or some buggaboo, dat goes about a»
night! What's dat, sir? Look yar! Hold yer jaw! Jusl
Spoken. Go ahead, den!