Way Down in Ca-i-ro

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Melody - Stephen C. Foster, 1850; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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Stephen C. Foster, 1850

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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