Lou’siana's de same old state, Whar Massa us'd to dwell; He had a lubly cullud gal 'Twas the Lou’siana Belle. Chorus: Oh! Belle don't you tell, don't tell Massa, don't you Belle, Oh! Bell, de Lou'siana Belle, I's gwine to marry you Lou'siana Belle. I wen to de ball de udder night, I cut a mighty swell; I danc'd de Polka pigon-wing, Wid de Lou'siana Belle. Dere's Dandy Jim ob Caroline I knows him by de swell, Trying to come it mighty fine, Wid de Loui'siana Belle. Dere's first de B and den de E, And den de double LL; A nodder E to the end ob day, Spells Lou'siana Belle.
- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Lou'siana Belle" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Lou'siana Belle", published 1847. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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