c
Way Down in Ca-i-ro
b
(published by Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y., 1859)
e
1.
Oh! ladies don’t you blush when I come out to play;
I only mean to please you all, and den I’s guine away.
Chorus:
I hear my true-lub weep, I hear my true-lub sigh,
’Way down in Ca-i-ro dis nigga’s guine to die.
2.
Sometimes de nigga’s life is sad, sometimes his life is gay,
When de work don’t come too hard he’s singin all de day.
Chorus:
3.
Now we libs on de fat ob de land, now we libs on de lean
When we hab no cake to bake we sweep de kitchen clean.
Chorus:
4.
Massa bought a bran new coat and hung it on de wall,
Dis nigga’s guine to take dat coat, and wear it to de ball.
Chorus:
5.
All de ladies in de land, and all de gemmen too,
Am guine to hear de darkey band an see what dey can do.
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d