Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.              15
The sun sometimes shakes hands with Venus and with
Mars, And every night the moon cuts capers with the stars— A comet sometimes comes, oh! ain't he up to snuff, And whisks his fairy tail around old Ginger Bluff.
Chorus. Ho! ho! for Ginger Bluff, &c.
I thought my 'Tilda once did sing the sweetest tune, It was the loveliest song I ever heard in June; I thought my darkey bride sung sweet and clear enough. But now the gals all sing around old Ginger Bluff.
Chorus. Ho ! ho ! for Ginger Bluff, &c.
Then come to Ginger Bluff, the cotton-fields are white, And if we work all day, we'll gaily dance at night— We nothing have but fun, Old Massa's good enough, No trouble's ever seen, around old Ginger Bluff.
Chorus. Ho! ho ! for Ginger Bluff.
Will no Yaller Gal Marry Me ?
Music, "with Piano Forte accompaniment, Published by Firth,
Pond & Co., New York.
All the gals are getting married, dropping off on every
side— Ah, I fear too long I've tarried, seeking, sighing for a
bride— Seeking, sighing for a bride ; Listen now, all darkey beauties, I am handsome, as you
see— Will no yaller gal marry, marry, will no yaller gal
marry me ?
I could get a weeping-widow almost any day, of course, Or a lady rendered single, by a—by a late divorce ! But I want a pretty rose-bud, full of fun' and full of
glee-Will no yaller gal marry, marry, will no yaller gal
marry me ?