Christy's Plantation Melodies

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16            Christy's plantation melodies.
Farewell, My Lilly Dear.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by Firth,
Pond &. Co., New York.
Oh! Lilly dear, it grieves me,
The tale I have to tell ; Old Massa sent me roaming,
So Lilly, fare you well! Oh! fare you well, my true love,
Farewell old Tennessee, Then let me weep for you, love,
But do not weep for me.
Chorus. Farewell for ever to old Tennessee,
Farewell, my Lilly dear, don't weep for me.
I's going to roam the wide world
In lands I've never hoed, With nothing but my banjo
To cheer me on the road; And when I'm sad and weary
I'll make the banjo play, To 'mind me of my true love
When I am far away.
Chorus. Farewell for ever, &c.
I wake up in the morning,
And walk out on the farm; Oh! Lilly am a darling—
She take me by the arm. We wander through the clover
Down by the river side, I tell her that I love her,
And she must be my bride.
Chorus. Farewell for ever, &c.