Old Abe Has Gone & Did It, Boys

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Old Abe has gone & did it, boys. Song & Chorus Words by S. Fillmore Bennett. Music by J.P. Webster. 2 1/2

Chicago. Published by H.M. Higgins 117 Randolph St.

Entered according to Act of Congress 1862 by H.M. Higgins in the District Office of the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois


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OLD ABE HAS GONE AND DID IT, BOYS. Song & Chorus.

Words by S. Fillmore Bennett. Music by J.P. Webster.

Calore.

1. O, ye niggers, come along For I's

2. Now I tell you, by de way, Massa

3. Massa Burnside take de view, Dat de

4. But McClellan tho't de way, Was to


gwine to sing a song, An' I warn you dat you keep it mighty still; But dis

Fremont first did say, In Missouri, where de bellien was so strong, Dat de

nigger am as true As de white folks, or as any oder man; So he

hab de niggers stay, Diggin' trenches for de rebels in de sun, While de


darkey heard em say, His own self dis berry day, Dat Ole Abe had went, an' gone and sign'd de bill.

nigger mus' be free, But Abe didn't jes agree, So he "modify," an' dat we tink was wrong.

nebber dribe us back, When de hound was on our track, An' de Lord stan' by him ebry time he plan.

Yankee sojers work, With de shovel and de dirt, When dey ought to use de saber an' de gun.


Chorus.

Air. 1. Yes, Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys, Glory, hallelujerum! Ole 2. But now he's gone &c.

Alto. 3,4,5,6,7,8. But Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys, Glory, hallelujerum! Ole

9. For Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys,

Tenor.

1. Yes, Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys, Glory, Hallelujerum! Ole


Bass.

Piano

Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys.


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Abe has gone an' did it, boys, Oh! Glory! Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys, he's

Abe has gone an' did it boys, Oh! Glory! Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys, he's

Abe has gone an' did it boys, Oh! Glory! Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys, he's

Glory, Glory


Signed de confiscation laws, Liberty an' freedom ours, Oh! Glory!

Signed de confiscation laws, Liberty an' freedom ours, Oh! Glory!

Signed de confiscation laws, Liberty an' freedom ours, Oh! Glory!


Ole Abe has gone an' did it, boys.


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Massa Hunter did contend Dat de Gober'ment depend On de nigger with his pick-axe an' his spade; Dat de Yankee boys could fight, But dey nebber tink it right, For to take up diggin' ditches as a trade. But Ole Abe &c.

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I spose de white folks know Dat ole massa Colyer go, For to teach de niggers how to write an' read; But dat Stanley, Linkum send, To de people did contend, Dat ob such a ting we niggers hab no need. But Ole Abe &c.

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O, de niggers like to tell, Massa Halleck, mighty well, When de rebels dere at Corinth run away, But ob course, dat couldn't be, When his "order number tree," Dribe de niggers out beyon' de lines to stay. But Ole Abe &c.

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O, ye niggers, let us sing Hallelujah to de King, Dat de Lord may bress de Yankee sogers brave! O, I tink I hear dey'r song, As dey proudly march along, To redeem de poor an' broken-hearted slave. But Ole Abe &c.

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Bress de Lord foreber more, For we almos' see de shore Ob de happy land ob Canaan in sight! An' our eyes, dat look in tears Through de long an' bitter years, Catch de gleamin' ob de comin' ob de light! For Ole Abe &c.

Ole Abe has gone an' did it boys.

Pearson