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Broadside ballad entitled 'Tapioca'
PRICE ONE PENNY.
When I used to work on the levee,
Many happy darkies there you see;
Oh, jolly, there was lots of work for me ;
Sun am very hot upon the head ;
Rum, tum, on the banjo, and then to bed.
To my oakum, to my chokum,
When I used to work off in the river
Totin, wood and water all the day,
Oh ! glad this child was to get away ;
Every day I work upon the dock,
Blim'e, blom'e, Cot-er-re-go rock.
Make him feel like an alligator,
When him just about to catch a mice,
Dis child is fond of fried potatoes,
Cat-fish and coffee is so nice.
I'll marry her as sure as I'm a sinner,
And love her all the days that's in the year.
Letters and Petitions written by the Poet on the most
CATALOGUE OF NEWEST SONGS.
I'll tell your wife
My rattling mare and I
Send back my Barney to me
Merry old Uncle Joe
I cannot sing the old songs
Poor old Mike
Oak and the ivy
Lone starry hours
Health to the outward-bound
The happy family
Charming little Sal
Pride of Pimlico
Conquering boys of Donegal
All among the barley
Saturday, June 4, 1870.
Date of publication:
1865-1870 shelfmark: L.C.1269(160b)