Nelly Bly

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1.
Nelly Bly! Nelly Bly! Bring de broom along,
We'll sweep de kitchen clean, my dear, and hab a little song.
Poke de wood, my lady lub, and make de fire burn,
And while I take de banjo down, just gib de mush a turn.
Chorus:
Heigh! Nelly, Ho! Nelly, listen lub, to me,
I'll sing for you, play for you, a dulcem melody.
Heigh! Nelly, Ho! Nelly, listen lub, to me,
I'll sing for you, play for you, a dulcem melody.

2.
Nelly Bly hab a voice like de turtle dove,
I hears it in de meadow, and I hears it in de grove:
Nelly Bly hab a heart warm as cup ob tea,
And bigger dan de sweet potatoe down in Tennessee.
Chorus:

3.
Nelly Bly shuts her eye when she goes to sleep,
When she wakens up again her eye-balls 'gin to peep:
De way she walks, she lifts her foot, and den she brings it down,
And when it lights der's music dah in dat part ob de town.
Chorus:

4.
Nelly Bly! Nelly Bly! Neber, nebber sigh,
Nebber bring de tear-drop to de corner ob your eye,
For de pie is made ob punkins and de mush is made of corn,
And der's corn and punkins plenty, lub, a lyin' in de barn.
Chorus:

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.