Lilly of the Valley
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LILLY OF THE VALLEY. American, Minstrel Song. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. "Lilly of the Valley" was a blackface minstrel song published in New York in 1847 by Jaques and Brother in an arrangement by E.P. Christy (1815-1862), the founder of the group Christy's Minstrels. The lyric begins:
Away now darkies, away;
De horn am soundin de break ob day,
To work wid de shubble and hoe,
When your labor is done we'll away.
To de lilly, de lilly, de lilly ob de valley.
De lilly, de lilly, de lilly ob de valley.
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