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Sentimental, Comic, And Ethiopian Songs performed by Hooley's Minstrels Band.

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I don't like to see some folks, when they've'been here lots
of years, "When de country wants their aid, tremble wid their fears. Dey ought to shoulder a musket, and join de regiment, Instead of asking help from de British government. Oh, yes, white folks, etc
I would like to see de white folks of dis great and glorious
nation, And leave de niggers whar dey is, down on de old plan-
I tation; And shake each other by de hand—and, wid deir Ipud
huzzas, Cry, "Constitution as it is, and Union as it was!" Oh, yes, white folks, etc.
"Written and sung by W. S. Budworth.
White folks, your attention, and I'll do my best to please, And sing a song about de times, while you all take your
ease: And while I am a-singin', I don't think you'll deny That for a seat in de Senate-house de mokes will soon
apply. So fare you well, my honey dear!—I'll see you by-and-by; I'm goin' to be a general, whar de niggers do apply.
We don't work in de cotton fields nor dig potatoes now, For de father of de Black Brigade is kickin' up a row; He is editor of a paper, but now he's keeping shy; But in his next edition you'll see that niggers may apply. Don't you look so awful dark—you needn't heave a sigh, For Horace says things are all right, and niggers may apply.
I think de best thing mokes can do, is to join de Black
Brigade, And go to fight for de Tribune, deir colored rights to save;
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