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Oh Boys, Carry Me ’Long
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(published by Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y., 1851)
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Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y. (1853)
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Oh! carry me ’long;
Der’s no more trouble for me:
I’s guine 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 de sugarcane grow.
Chorus:
Oh! boys, carry me ’long;
Carry me till I die
Carry me down
To de buryin’ groun’
Massa, don’t you cry.
Farewell to de boys
Wid hearts so happy and light,
Dey sings a song
De whole day long,
And dance de juba at night.
Farewell to de fields
Ob cotton, ’bacco, and all:
I’s guine to hoe
In a bressed row
Wha de corn grows mellow and tall.
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All ober de land
I’ve wandered many a day,
To blow de horn
And mind the corn
And keep de possum away.
No use for me now
So darkeys bury me low:
My horn is dry,
And I must lie
Wha de possum nebber can go.
Chorus:
Farewell to de hills,
De meadows covered wid green,
Old brindle Boss
And de old grey hoss
All beaten, broken, and lean.
Farewell to de dog
Dat always followed me round;
Old Sancho’ll wail
And droop his tail
When I am under de ground.
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