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

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There's Generals Halleck, Banks, and Dix,
And Hooker too besides, sir; And one who always did his best,
Brave General Burnside, sir. But, best of all, I'll name you one
To finish this rebellion; He's just the man that's wanted back—
The gallant young McClellan.
While we sing, etc.
Oh, I come into town, And I drive up and down,
While "Charcoall" so loudly I cry; And as I sing out, I'm still lookin' about
For things dat take place on de sly. And it's often I say ^ To myself,' on de way—
" What de debil can some white folks mean To take so much pains To bother deir brains
'Bout de nigger dat don't care a pin ?"
Chorus—" Charcoal!" etc.
Now dere's some dat pretends Dey's de nigger's best friends,
Like Greeley and Beeclier out dar; But I never could see How dat, after we's free,
We's a-gwine to hab any less care; For it seems very plain We shall want just de same
, And supposin' dere comes a hard time—
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