Book/Printed Material High Daddy. By Dan D. Emmett. H. De Marsan, ... 54 Chatham Street, N. Y

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HIGH DADDY.

HIGH DADDY.

The Music of this famous song, written and composed expressly for Bryant's Minstrels by DAN. D. EMMETT, author of Dixies Land, c., may be obtained at the Celebrated Music Establishment of Wm. A. POND Co. 547 Broadway, New-York.

The sun's gone down to take a little sleep,

Chorus: I met High Daddy in the morning;
The moon's come out to take another peep;

Chorus: I met High Daddy and I wont go home any more, any more.

Then, wake up, boys! for, master's gone to bed;
I met High Daddy in the morning;
We'll have a spree, if we havnt a red;
I met High Daddy and I wont go home any more, any more.

Chorus: Then, DarKie, never die
Black face and China eye,
Go down to the barn-yard, boys, the owl's on the roos
High Daddy wont come nigh;
He's chokd on chicken pie;
'Tis old O. K., I say, and right up on the goose.

I know'd a darkie, and his name it was Joe;
I know it was; for, he once told me so;
He used to hoe and dig up all the land;
But now he says that WORK IS CONTRABAND.

Chorus.

He drank skimm'd milk, from morn till night;
Somebody said that it would make him white;
But let him drink untill he gets his fill,
He's always bound to be a darkie still!

Chorus.

His color will stick, but that's not a sin;
To wash it off, you're compelld to rub it in;
For, darkie will be darkie, as I've said before,
To the end of the world, and for TWO DAYS more!.

Chorus.

The black man is a very curious thing;
His Jay-bird heel can shuffle, cut, and wing;
But fill him up with gin, and lay him in the shade,
He'll work very well, ESPECIALLY if HES MADE!..

Chorus.

H. DE MARSAN,
Songs, Ballads, Toy books.
54 Chatham Street, N. Y.

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Title
High Daddy. By Dan D. Emmett. H. De Marsan, ... 54 Chatham Street, N. Y
Created / Published
monographic.
Genre
song sheet
Notes
-  Music published by Wm. A. Pond & Co., N.Y.
-  In English. (language)
Form
print
Extent
1 score
Repository
American Song Sheets Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections
Shelf Location
Series 2 Volume 2
Language
English
Online Format
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Description
Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Music published by Wm. A. Pond & Co., N.Y. In English. (Language). Print (Form).
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