Christy's Plantation Melodies

176+ Song Lyrics from 19th Century Ethiopian Minstrelsy - online songbook.

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Oh, Polly Potts, and Kitty Ann,
They both said they'd be sure to come;
But Nancy Shore I'll tell you what, That bright-eyed girl is some.
Chorus. Then she's the girl, &c.
Remember, boys, and try to come;
You must be there by eight o'clock, As Nancy Shore told me to-day,
She'd come in her new frock; A pretty foot, with little toes,
Will skip upon the old barn floor, And now we'll give three hearty cheers,
To Nancy, Nancy Shore.
Chorus. Then here's to thee, dear Nancy Shore, &c.
Oh, Dinah Dear.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published bv Millett,
New York.
Oh, Dinah dear, thy Gumbo's here,
Waiting beneath the old gum-tree; The stars of night are far less bright
Than is my Dinah's eyes to me. The mocking-bird's note, which on the air floats,
Is thrown in the shade when Dinah sings. Then Dinah dear, thy Gumbo's here,
While soft ^he strikes his banjo strings.
Give but one smile, to cheer this child,
And your own Gumbo will away; Then all the day work will seem play,
And while I'm thinking of Dinah I'll be gay ■ And like the grape-vine which round the oak twine,
Oh, Dinah dear, to Gumbo cling; Then Dinah dear, thy Gumbo hear,
WThile soft he strikes his banjo strings