Book/Printed Material Cheer up! Sam. Sarah Bell. Johnson, Song Publisher, No. 7 N. Tenth Street

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CHEER UP! SAM. SARAH BELL

CHEER UP! SAM. SARAH BELL

Music published and sold by ROBINSON SON, No. 24 South Fifth Street.

Oh! down in Alabama,
Before I was set free,
I loved a dark eyed yellow girl,
And thought that she loved me;
But she has proved inconstant,
And left me here to tell
The sorrow that my heart feels
For deceitful Sarah Bell.

CHORUS.

Cheer up Sam! now don't let your spirits go down
For there's many a belle,
That we know well,
Is looking for you in the town.

I had not much to give her,
Yet all I had I gave;
But wealth and fortune don't belong
To one that's born a slave.
A white man came with dollars,
She fled with him to dwell,
And broke the vows she made to me,
Oh! perjured Sarah Bell.

Now all day while I'm working,
And hoeing up the corn,
I sigh and wish within myself
I never had been born.
Perhaps she's gay and happy,
Wherever she may dwell,
While my poor heart is breaking
For deceitful Sarah Bell.

Printed and Sold Wholesale at
CARD JOB PRINTING OFFICE,
Philadelphia.

JOHNSON, Song Publisher, No. 7 N. Tenth Street.

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Title
Cheer up! Sam. Sarah Bell. Johnson, Song Publisher, No. 7 N. Tenth Street
Created / Published
monographic.
Genre
song sheet
Notes
-  Music published by Robinson & Son.
-  "Printed and sold wholesale at Card & Job Printing Office, Philadelphia."
-  In English. (language)
Form
print
Extent
1 score
Repository
American Song Sheets Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections
Shelf Location
Series 1 Volume 2
Online Format
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online text
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