Christy's Plantation Melodies

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christY's plantation melodies.             17
Oh! Lilly dear, 'tis mournful
To leave you here alone; You '11 smile before I leave you,
And weep when I am gone. The sun can never shine, love,
So bright for you and me, As when I worked beside you
In good old Tennessee.
Chorus, Farewell for ever, &c.
Ding, Dong! or, The Darkies' Wedding.
The bells ring out, and many a shout is ringing in
the air, For Rosa May and Sam to-day are made a happy
pair. The two are one, so now for fun, let's dance and sing
with glee, And cheer the scene with tamborine, and bones right
Ding, dong! skip along, the overseer has gone, And Massa's here himself to cheer, the darkies' wedding morn.
The dance begin—look out for shins — here cornea
the bride and groom ; How swift they bound at music's sound—stand back
and give them room ; Just watch the bride, and see what pride, that kindles
in her eve, When all in vain Belinda Jane attempts to pass her by
Chorus. Ding, dong, &c. 2*