Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies              53
Sarah Day.
I'll sing you a song of a lovely charmer, one Sarah
Bay-She lived with me in Alabama, where often she did
, say, My dearest Bones, my lovely Bones, this heart was
made for thee; But oh, you darkies beware, beware, for oh hew
false was she.
Farewell, thou lovely Sarah, farewell, Sarah Day! Farewell, thou false one, Sarah, farewell, Sarah Day'
I've worked from morn till night with Sarah, benea(th
the shady lime, And often thought, though 'twas but fancy, I'd win
her yet in time ; We talked and sang love-rhymes together, sitting on
the ground; She often sighed, and called me dearer than all the
darkies round.
Chorus. Farewell, thou lovely Sarah, &c.
I could not eat, for love had made me like the fish in yonder stream;
My brother darkies did not know me, for a shadow I did seem.
Beside the stream I met my Sarah, one fairy moon­light night,
And fondly swore I'd ever love her, if she'd become my wife.
Chorus. Farewell, thou lovely Sarah, &c.
She said my love was nought but fickle, as changeful
as the moon, And swore she ne'er would die a maiden, but would
get married soon. 5*