CIVIL WAR SONGS

Old Shady ~ Lyrics

OLD SHADY.

Oh, yah! yah! darkies laugh wid me,
For the white folks say Old Shady's free,
So don't you see that the Jubilee
Is coming, coming, hail, mighty day!

CHORUS.

Den away, away, for I can't wait any longer!
Hooray! hooray! I'm going home.

Oh! massa got scared, and so did his lady,
Dis chile breaks for Uncle Aby,
Open the gates, out here's Old Shady
A coming, coming, hail, mighty day.--CHORUS.

Good-bye, Massa Jeff; good-bye, Miss'r Stephens,
'Scuse dis nigger for takin' his leavens;
'Spect pretty soon you'll hear Uncle Abram's
Coming, coming, hail, mighty day.--CHORUS.

Good-bye, hard work, wid neber any pay,
I's gwine up North where de good folks say
Dat white wheat bread an' a dollar a day
Are a coming, coming, hail, mighty day.--CHORUS.

Oh! I've got a wife, and I've got a baby,
Living up yonder in upper Canaday;
Won't dey laugh when dey see Old Shady
Coming, coming, hail, mighty day.--CHORUS.

CIVIL WAR SONGS

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