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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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