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GUEST,Dale Lyr Req: Prettiest Little Girl in the County-O (14) RE: Lyr Req: Prettiest Little Girl in the County-O 13 Jan 07


Try Dandy Jim From Caroline, 1844 for more similarities.

http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc/minstrel/dandyjimfr.html

    Text below copy-pasted from Dale's link. -Joe Offer, 26 May 2014

Dandy Jim from Caroline
Baltimore: F. D. Benteen, 1844

  [This song was published in 1844 by at least six publishers,
and in New York and Boston as well as in Baltimore. By different
publishers it was attributed it to Chas. Reps, Dan Emmet, Geo.
F. Bristow and J. T. Norton. The lyrics differ somewhat from
publisher to publisher.
]
I've often heard it said of late
Dat Souf Carolina was de state,
Whar handsome Niggars bound to shine,
Like "Dandy Jim from Caroline."
For my ole massa tole me so,
I was de best lookin Nigger in de County O,
I look in de glass an I found it so,
Jus what massa told me O.

I drest myself from top to toe,
And down to Dinah I did go,
Wid pantaloons strapp'd down behine,
Like "Dandy Jim from Caroline."
For my ole massa &c.

De bull dog clar'd me out ob de yard,
I tought I'd better leabe my card,
I tied it fast to a piece ob twine,
Signed "Dandy Jim from Caroline."
For my ole massa &c.

She got my card an wrote me a letta,
An ebery word she spelt de betta,
For ebery word an ebery line,
Was "Dandy Jim from Caroline."
For my ole massa &c.

Oh, beauty it is but skin deep,
But wid Miss Dinah none compete;
She chang'd her name from lubly Dine,
To Mrs. Dandy Jim from Caroline."
For my ole massa &c.

An ebery little one we had,
Was de berry image ob he dad,
Dar heels stick out tree feet behine,
Like "Dandy Jim from Caroline."
For my ole massa &c.

I took dem all to church one day,
An hab dem christened widout delay,
De Preacher christened eight or nine,
Young Dandy Jim from Caroline.
For my ole massa &c.

An when de Preacher took he tea,
He seem'd to be berry much perplex,
For noting cum across he mine,
But "Dandy Jim from Caroline."
For my ole massa &c.


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