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Sung by J. T. Boyoe.
On, my name is Pompey Moore,
I'se from ole Virginny shore,
And I never had any education ; Except now and den a lickin' Down at de cotton-pickin',
'Way down on de ole plantation. But just list to me, And you will plainly see
Pat I have got some knowledge; Though I isn't? any fool, . And I never we"nt to school,
Nor passed into any oder college.
Chorits. But just list to me, and you will plainly see, etc.
Now you see it's bery plain, Dere was ole Massa*Cain
Killed his broder 'kase he was bigger: When he see what he had done, He tried to cut and run,
But was turned, in a crack, to a nigger. Now it's often asked by some, Whar de niggers dey come from—
But dis is my calculation: For 'tis easy to explain Dat ole Massa Cain
Was de daddy ob de nigger population.
But just list to me, etc.
It's been de way wid some, Eber since dis world begun, ' To bother deir heads about de nigger; First Bobolition comes to view, And den Secession too,
And dis fight is all about de nigger.
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