Oh! ladies dont you wonder When I again appear: I've just been ober yonder To see my Dolcy dear; For Dolcy steps so lightly Among de bricks and stones, Her eyes dey shine so brightly Oh! dadda, D' D' Dolcy Jones! Chorus: Bye, by, my darling! Sleed to de rattle ob de bones! Slumber till morning, My lubly Dolcy Jones! Oh! When I go a courting I ride thr'o mud and rain; I leave de old hoss snorting At de corner ob de lane. I find my Dolcy weeping, And charm her wid de bones, Bye'n bye I leabe her sleeping, Oh! dadda, D'D' Dolcy Jones! I went up town dis morning To sing a little song; Miss Dolcy send me warning To bring my boots along; For de yard is paved wid sinder, And de house is built ob stones And a head is at de window, Oh! dada, D'D' Dolcy Jones!
- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Dolcy Jones" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Dolcy Jones", published 1849. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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