Christy's Plantation Melodies

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14            Christy's plantation melodies.
She's Black, But That's no Matter.
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, Published by Firth,
Pond, & Co-, New York.
My Dinah, dear me, she's as beautiful quite,
As a star that shines calmly at the close of the night—
A voice like a syren, a foot like a fay—
" She just such a gal you don't meet every day."
Spoken. But she's black!
Chorus. I know she is, but what of that, You'd love, could you look at her, I'd have her just the way she is, She's black, but that's no matter.
She lives on the banks of a bright-flowing stream, In a cabin that might have been built in a dream, Surrounded by roses, and woodbines, and leaves, ■ That twine and climb lovingly up to the eaves."
Spoken. But she's so very black !
Chorus. I know she is, &c.
If ever I marry this dark color'd maid, You'll believe in the truth of what I have said; I love her because her complexion will keep, " And they say that all beauty is only skin deep."
Spoken. But she's black ! Chorus. I know she is, &c.
Ho! Ho! for Ginger Bluff.
I live near Ginger Bluff, along with 'Tilda, dear, And near my old hut runs, the river deep and clear— There Joe and Caesar dwell, along with Pompey Puff, And all are happy there, around old Ginger Bluff.
Ho! ho! for Ginger Bluff—Ha! ha! for Ginger Bluff, For all are happy there around old Ginger Bluff.