Christy's Plantation Melodies

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16            Christy's plantation melodies.
Oh ! in pity, don't deny me, let me end this weary life ; I could swim the wide Atlantic, could I thereby gain a
wife; I'm in earnest, 1 am pleading here upon my bended
knee— Will no yaller gal many, marry, will no yaller gal
marry me ?
All is over, I am married, what a hasty fool was I— Where's the end of all creation, let, oh, let me hither
fly-Help! oh, help me, Mister Lawyer, cut the rope and
set me free, I will sell myself forever, if you will unmarry me!
Fare You Well!
Music, with Piano Porte accompaniment, published by Colhorn & Field, No. 154, Main Street, Cincinnati.
Hark! my love, O come and listen ! The evening gale is sweetly singing, The stars are shining on the river, The moon is in the quiet sky.
Chorus. Come, my love, unto the window, Listen while I play the Juba, Then I'll float away down the river— O! Fare you well!
Oh! my dear, O, do come listen, My song upon the night air stealing, Will fill thy heart with sweetest feeling While I sing this melody.
Chorus. Come, my love, &c.
Throw them eyes down on thy lover, From thy blooming rosy bower Give this dark a single flower * To thy memory.
Chorus. Come, my Jove, &c.