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

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Dere is no silver now-a-days,
And money dat has flew— Except lets of postage-stamps,
And greenbacks cut in two: Shinplasters now are all de rage, * .
Most all are good for noffin; I s'pects dey'll ask per-centage,
By-and-by, on sojer-buttons.
Den, white folks, etc.
I wish de white folks, ob de Norf And Souf, would list to me:
I'd tell dem dat de o*hly way Is to let de nigger be;
As darkeys, in our country's laws, Am an institution,
Just let dein end dis war
By laws ob de Constitution.
Den, white folks,, etc.
jjung by S. S. Purdy.
I'd have you all to know I is come from down below,
Whar de sugar-cane is raised and de^cotton-flowers And Amos is my name, And massa says I'm game—
De bulliest little nigger on de Mississippi flow I
Chorus—O white folks, pay attention, And listen unto me ; I am bully nigger Amos, Dat lives in Tennessee.
Oh, I know a thing or two 'Bout what de white folks do, And all about de question dat's kickin' up dis row;
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