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Sung by Tony Williams in his new and original sketch representing life on the old plantation entitled "The Old Home." Boston: published by John F. Perry & Co., 538 Washington St. opp. Boston Theatre. As sung by Tony Williams and S.C. France

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1. I've wander'd very far away

From de clime where I was born,

And my old heart has grown so sad,

dejected and forlorn;

No massa kind to treat me well,

To cheer me when in pain,

I want to see de cotton field,

And dat dear old home again.

CHORUS: Dem good old times am past and gone,

I sigh for dem in vain,

I want to see de cotton fields,

And dat dear old home again.

2. I'm left alone to wander now,

When my days am very few,

Both wife and children now are gone,

I don't know what to do;

My massa, too, he may be dead,

His hair was turning gray,

O! let me see dat dear old home,

Before I pass away.

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