Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.             23
Chorus. Ever, ever happy,
Joyous all the day, Brighter than the morning', Is my lovely Emma Gray.
Teeth of pearly whiteness,
Eyes of darkest hue, Could you see my Emma dear,
You would love her too. Singing, ever singing,
In so sweet a lay,           3
Birds may learn their gayest notes
Of my dear Emma Gray.
Chorus. Ever, ever happy, &c.
'Twas long ago I left her,
Oh! how my heart did swell, When taking Emma by the hand
I said, My love, farewell. To-morrow I must leave you,
I can no longer stay; I'll go to Louisiana State
To find my Emma Gray.
Chorus. Ever, ever happy, &c.
Katy Darling's Farewell to Dermot.
(sequel to katy darling.)
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, Published by Firth,
Pond & Co., New York.
They tell me I am dying, dearest Dermot,
And my heart with the sorrow is sore, And my eyes with bitter tears are brimming
When I think I shall see thee no more. Oh, we dreamed not when we parted
By the wicket in the lane, When the wild birds were singing in the mornings
" That we should never meet again.'