Oh! Boys, Carry me 'long

ECKEL & AUNER’S BOOK & JOB PRINTING OFFICE, S. E. CORNER OF EIGHTEENTH & MARKET ST. PHILADELPHIA.

Oh! Boys, Carry Me ’Long.

Oh! boys, carry me ’long,
Dere’s no more trouble for me,
I’se gwan to roam in a happy home,
Where all de niggas am free.
I’ve worked long in de fields,
I’ve handled many a hoe,
I’ll turn my eye before I die,
And see the sugar cane grow.

All ober de land
I’ve wander’d many a day,
To blow de horn, and mind de corn,
And keep de possum away.
No use for me now,
So darkies bury me low,
My born is dry, and I must lie,
Whar de possum nebber can go.

Fare well to de boys,
Wid hearts so happy and light,
Dey sing a song de whole day long,
And dance de Juba at night.
Farewell to de fields
Ob cotton, ’dacco and all,
I’se gwan to hoe in a blessed row
Whar de corn grows mellow and tall.

Farewell to de hills,
De meadows covered wid green,
Old brindle boss an de old gray hoss,
All beaten broken and lean.
Farewell to de dog,
Dat always followed me ’round,
Old Sancho ’ll wail and drop his tail,
When I am under de ground.

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