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68                           I AM LONELY TO-NIGHT.
Chorus. Look to de east, look to de west,
Look 'wa v ober dar— De railroad leads to de cuckoo's nest,
Den jump on board de car! So good-by to de fair sex, Good-by to de tiling called a greenback 1 u Ober de left" we're comin', Three hundred millions more!
Gober'ment wheels scream out, while turning, "More soap! to keep de 'ex' from burning;" Now, Chase he is a clever laddie, But Father Abram is liis daddy.
Look to de east, etc.
"Wall street is but a small plantation— Too small to eber rule a nation; Old Father Abe don't care about it, He gets on bery well widout it.
Look to de east, etc.
Three hundred dollars is a " clear" tax "When one has pockets lined wid greenbacks; But when dis war comes to an ending, Some characters will need some meuding I
Look to de east, eta
I AM LONELY TO-NIGHT, Words and Music by G. W. II. .Gkiffin. Sung by J. La Most.
I am lonely to-night in my sad little chamber,
"While the stars sweetly shine upon all I hold dear;
They have gone from their home with a bold, fearless ranger— There's a void in my heart, for they are not here.
Oh, why d'id they leave me, alone and deserted, To risk their dear lives on the blood-sprinkled plain?
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