Way down on de old plantation Dah's where I was born, I used to beat de whole creation Hoein' in de corn: Oh! den I work and den I sing So happy all de day, Till Angelina Baker came And stole my heart away. Chorus: Angelina Baker! Angelina Baker's gone She left me here to weep a tear And beat on de old jaw bone. I've seen my Angelina In de spring time and de fall, I've seen her in de corn field And I've seen her at de ball; And ebry time I met her She was smiling like de sun, But now I'm left to weep a tear Cayse Angelina's gone. Angelina am so tall She nebber sees de ground, She hab to take a wellumscope To look down on de town Angelina likes de boys As far as she can see dem, She used to run old Massa round To ax him for to free dem. Early in de morning Ob a lubly summer day I ax for Angelina, And dey say she's gone away" I dont know wha to find her, Cayse I don't know wha she's gone, She left me here to weep a tear And beat on de old jaw bone.
- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Angelina Baker", published 1850. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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