Christy's Plantation Melodies

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64            Christy's plantation melodies.
Then peacefully I'll take my rest, And dream forever more,
They carry me back to old Virginia, To old Virginia's shore.
Chorus. Then carry me back, &c.
Sukey Lane.
Music, with Piano Forte, accompaniment, published by Hall
and Son, New York.
Last fall I was so very ill,
This spring I am the same; This heart is sinking all the time
For pretty Sukey Lane. The darkies all do wonder so,
And say what's in a name, That I should talk so all the day
Of pretty Sukey Lane.
Chorus. Oh, Sukey, Sukey Lane, Oh, Sukey, Sukey Lane, This heart is sinking all the time For pretty Sukey Lane.
Miss Sukey's going to leave me
In trouble and in pain, But she has been so very kind,
I wish her back again. I got so sick old Massa call;
The doctor did complain, And said, "He'll grieve himself to death
For lovely Sukey Lane."
Chorus. Oh, Sukey, Sukey Lane, &c.
He feels my pulse, he shakes his head,
Says he, " 'Tis very plain, This heart is breaking for the love
Of pretty Sukey Lane."