Christy's Plantation Melodies

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But the proud and haughty creature Looked with cold disdain on me,
And with scorn on every feature Quickly answered, No-sir-ee, ah!
Chorus. Oh ! Miss Julia Tanner— Oh ! Miss Julia Tanner; I never saw such an ugly girl Since I left the Susquehannah!
Dinah Green*
Music, with Piano Forte accompaniment, published by F. D.
Bentcen, Baltimore.
Oh! Dinah Green is the girl that I love, The pride of the town, my dark-eyed dove; .She's as graceful and light as a kitten at play, And dances divinely, the white folks say. With the morning's sun to the fields I go, And work all day with my shovel and hoe; But when he goes down, with my tamborine, I'm off to the cabin of Dinah Green.
Chorus. Oh ! I long all day for the hour to come To paddle my skiff to my Dinah's home; For many a moment of joy I've seen* In the cane-thatched cabin of Dinah Green.
I hear that old Caesar has said, that his son Is to marry Miss Dinah as soon as she's won; But Sam, I am certain, will never do that— His heel is too long, and his nose is too flat. He may woo all night, he may woo all day, He may woo till the wool on his head turns grey; He may groan till the tears from his eyelids start, But in vain he will knock at the door of her heart.
Chorus. Oh! I long all day, &e.