Christy's Plantation Melodies

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Christy's plantation melodies.
In a cot we lived together,
Down by the river side; How happy was this darkey then
With my lovely yellow bride.
Chorus. Then if you see my Susey dear, &c.
While working- in the field one day,
Near the tree that grows so tall, Old Massa said he was going to sell
My lovely Susey Saul. In vain I pleaded for my wife,
That we might ne'er part; But cruelly he said, "No!"
It almost broke my heart.
Chorus. Then if you see my Susey dear, &c.
I have nothing left to live for now,
My wife I'll see no more, For she died broken-hearted
In the streets of Baltimore. And when I'm dead and buried,
Beneath the old stone wall, Upon a slab these words you'll see,
" He died for Susey Saul."
Chorus. Then if you see rny Susey dear, &c.
My Lovely Kate.
'Twas when I lived, some years ago,
In old Kentucky State, That first I saw that lovely girl,
My own, my darling Kate. We worked together on the farm,
And led a happy life, And soon we loved each other so,
I took her lor my wife.