Cheer Up, Sam! or Sarah Bell

AUNER’S PRINTING OFFICE, 110 N. TENTH ST., ab. ARCH.

Cheer Up, Sam! or Sarah Bell.

Oh! down in Alabama,
Before I was set free,
I loved a dark-eyed yellow girl,
And thought that she loved me;
But she has proved inconstant,
And left me here to tell
The sorrow that my heart feels
For deceitful Sarah Bell.

I had not much to give her,
Yet all I had I gave;
But wealth and fortune don’t belong
To one that’s born a slave:
A white man came with dollars,
She fled with him to dwell,
And broke the vows she made to me—
Oh! perjured Sarah Bell.

Now all day, while I’m working
And hoeing up the corn,
I sigh and wish within myself
I never had been born:
Perhaps she’s gay and happy,
Wherever she may dwell,
While my poor heart is breaking
For deceitful Sarah Bell.

A. W. AUNER, SONG PUBLISHER, 110 North 10th St., ab. Arch, Philadelphia.

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