POOR OLD JEFF.
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'Twas just one year ago to-day,
That I remember well,
I sat down by dear Nelly's side,
And a story she did tell;
'Twas about a poor old darkie-Jeff-
Who lived for many a year,
But now he's dead and gone to rest,
No troubles does he fear.
For poor old Jeff has gone to rest,
We know that he is free;
Disturb him not, but let him rest
Way down in Tennessee.
She took my arm, we walked along
Into an open field,
And there we sat and talked awhile,
Then to his grave did steal.
She knelt down by that grassy mound,
And softly whispered there-
"Come to me, father, 'tis thy child,"
And she gently dropped a tear.
But since that time how things have changed-
Poor Nelly that was my pride,
Is laid beneath the cold green sod,
Down by her father's side,
I planted there, beneath that mound,
The weeping willow tree,
And bathed it's roots with many a tear,
That it might shelter me.
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Married to a mermaid
As round the ring she goes
Nod your head
My bonnie wee wifie and I
Auld Robin the laird
Merry old Uncle Joe
Nanny that leeves next door
Just before the battle, mother
Susan's Sunday out
Fire, fire, fire
Jones' musical party
Kiss me, mother, ere I die
Star of Slaine
Saturday, Oct. 1, 1870.
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1870 shelfmark: L.C.1269(168b)
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