I'm a darkey from the country, Oh!|
I came to see the Baby Show,
At Barnum's Museum I did see,
The Babies on their mamma's knee.
The biggest Babe I ever saw,
Was a babe that came from Arkansas,
As fat and as black as a Thomas cat,
A crying for his daddy, oh!
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Till daddy comes home, :|
Hegeldy, Ogeldy, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
2. This baby had a daddy, Oh?|
It's a fact, I would'nt told you so,
With calico eyes and gimblet hair,
Enough to make his daddy stare,
And then he took it on his knee,
And says, "You little duck I see,
I really think you look like me,
At least your mammy told me so.
3. This baby's daddy went to sea,
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