Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long

Melody - Stephen Foster, 1851

Stephen Foster, 1851

Oh! carry me 'long;
Der's no more trouble for me:
I's guine to roam
In a happy home
Where all de darkeys 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 sugar cane grow.
Oh! boys carry me 'long;
Carry me till I die
Carry me down to de buryin' groun'.
Massa, don't you cry.
2. All ober de land
I've wandered many a day,
To blow de horn
And mind de 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.

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