Christy's Plantation Melodies

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PLANTATION MELODIES.                          67
1st Voice. So walk in ! 2d Voice. — Walk in! 3d Voice. — Walk in, I say!
4th Voice. — Walk into de parlour, and hear de.
banjo play.
Chorus. Walk into de parlour, and hear de banjo
ring, And Watch de darkey's fingers while he picks it on
de string.
Lightning is a yaller gal who libs up in de clouds, Thunder is a brack man, and he can holler loud ; When he kisses Lightning, she darts up in a wonder ; He jumps up and grabs de clouds, and dat's what makes it thunder.
1st Voice, &c.
Chorus. Walk into de parlour, &e.
Noah built de ark and filled it full of sassage,
All de odder animals took a cabin passage;                        *
De elephant he cum last, — Noah said, "You's
drunk!" u No," says he, " it took me all dis time to pack away
my trunk!"
1st Voice, &c.
Chorus. Walk into de parloui, &c.
l\ Noah sent de bird out, to look for dry land — When he cum back, he had de banjo in his hand ; I took up de banjo, and played 'em dis ere tune — All the animals, :cept the elephant, fell into a swoon.
1st Voice. &c.
Chorus. Walk into de parlour,