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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889

Away Down in Sunbury

By Negro Hymns and Songs: Miscellaneous

O MASSA take dat new bran coat

And hang it on de wall,

Dat darkee take dat same ole coat

And wear ’em to de ball.

Chor.O don’t you hear my true lub sing?

O don’t you hear ’em sigh?

Away down in Sunbury

I’m bound to live and die.