by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Dolcy Jones
Language: English 
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! 

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!


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