Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Melinda May.
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by F. D. Benteen, Baltimore, Md.
Lubly Melinda, come now, my dear!
I'm waiting, I'm waiting for you ; Shut down de window, dry up de tear,
And walk wid me ober de dew.
Chorus. Lubly Melinda, Melinda, Melinda, My sweet Melinda May. I could work in de field and oe happy all de day, If you would only smile again, my sweet Melinda May!
Laugh in de sunshine, weep in de rain,
And walk wha de lily-bud bloom, Down in de meadow, ober de lane,—
Oh come, my Melinda lub, come.
Chorus. Lubly Melinda, &c.
Lubly Melinda is bright as de beam,
No snow-drop was eber more fair She smiles like de roses dat bloom round de stream,
And sings like de birds in de air.
Chorus. Lubly Melinda, &c.
If I was a hero, and people would fall
Where eber I'd tell dem to lie, I'd make my Melinda de queen ob dem ail,
And lib on de light ob her eye.
Chorus. Lubly Melimla, &c.