Young Eph's Lament

Title

Young Eph's Lament

Subject

Murphy, J. B.
Purdy, S. S.
Sheet music
Minstrel music
Slaves--Emancipation
American Civil War, (1861-1865)

Description

Subtitle: "Oh, Whar Will I Go IF Dis War Breaks De Country Up." Minstrel song depicting a slave's anxiety about civil war.

Creator

Murphy, J. B. and S. S. Purdy

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1863

Contributor

Endres & Comption

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301145
11382104

Coverage

St. Louis

Transcription

THE GREAT SONG!! REVISED, CORRECTED AND A NEW VERSE ADDED.

YOUNG EPH'S LAMENT:

OR

"Oh! whar will I go if dis War breaks de Country up, And de Darkies hab to scatter around? Dis dam Babolition, 'Mancipation and Secession, Are agoing to run de Nigger in de ground!"

WRITTEN BY J.B. MURPHY, AND SUNG BY S.S. PURDY

ST. LOUIS: ENDRES & COMPTON No. 52 FOURTH STREET

Philadephia G. Andre & Co.

Cleveland: S. Brainard & Co.

Chicago: Root & Cady

[illegible] according to Act of Congress in the year 1863 by Jacob Endres in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Mo.

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                                                      YOUNG EPH'S LAMENT:
                                                                     OR

OH, WHAR WILL I GO IF DIS WAR BREAKS DE COUNTRY UP.

Written by J.B. MURPHY

1. Oh where will I go if dis war breaks de country up, And de darkeys hab to scatter around, Dis dam bobolition, mancipation and sesession Am a gwine to run de nigger in de ground! De bobolitioin here, De secession dare, And neather one nor t'other of 'em's right, But one says dis, de oder says dat, And dey both got de country in a fight, But what can a poor nigger do.

2. Now what is de use b dis jangulating fighting? Botheration to de country so forlorn? Why don't dey tend to bussness, making boats and building railroads? While de niggers raise de cotton and de corn, But Massachusetts dar and South Carolina here, Disturb dis happy Union wid de growl, One says dey shall, de oder says dey shan't, And Uncle Sam has got to stand it all, But what can a poor nigger do.

3. Oh I wish dat de white folks ob dis great confederation, Would only quit dar quarrells and dar fight, And stop dar cannonading, marching, shooting, and bombarding, And be willing for to use each oder right. For it's very plain to see dat de end would be, Dat dey'd know each oder better dan before, And dey'd made up dar minds, dat in all future times, Dey would not go and do it any more, And dat's what I want dem for to do.

4. What a deuc'd shame it is dis sesession revolution, Am a useing up de bussness ob de land! While trade an navigation, merchandising, speculation Hab very nearly come to a stand! De crops won't be grow'd, De meadows won't be mow'd, 'Kase dar's nobudy left for to tend 'em, Dar's a scarcity it seems, ob cabbaage peas an' beans, Kase dar's nobudy home for to send 'em. Den what's a hungry nigger gwine to do.

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Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

6
34 cm

Citation

Murphy, J. B. and S. S. Purdy, “Young Eph's Lament,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20100.