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YOUNG EPH'S LAMENT. Sung byS. S. Purdy.
Oh, where will I go if dis war breaks de country up,
And de darkeys hab to scatter around ? Dis dam Bobolition, 'mancipation, and Secession,
Am a-gwine to run de nigger in de groun'd! For it's Abolition here, and Secession dere,
And neither one or t'other of 'em right; One says dis, and de other says dat,
And dey both got de country in a fight.
Chorus. Now what can a poor nigger do, etc.
Now what is de use of dis jangulatin' fightin' ?
Botheration to de country so forlorn! Why don't dey 'tend to business, makin' boats and buildin' railroads,
While de niggers raise de cotton and de corn ? But Massachusetts here, and South Carolina dere,
Disturb dis happy Union wid deir growls; One says dey shall, and de other says dey shan't,
Arid Uncle Sam has got to stand it all.
So what can a poor Digger do, etc. 1*
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