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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
18-Jul-09 - 10:01 PM
Thread Name: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
Subject: Lyr. Add: Eliza Lee
Lyr. Add: Eliza Lee
(Clear the Track) Source?

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Oh, the smartest packet you can find,
Ah he, ah ho, are you most done?
Is the fair "Rosalind" in the Blackwayy Line!
So the clear the track, let the bullgine run,
To my aye, rig a jig a jig in the low back car,
Ah he ha ho, are you most done?
With Eliza Lee all on my knee,
So clear the track, let the bullgine run.
2
The fair "Rosalind" one bright summer's day,
Ah he, ah ho, are you most done?
Went sailng away far out over the bay,
So the clear the track, let the bullgine run,
To my aye rig a jig in the low back car,
Ah he, ha ho, are you most done?
With Eliza Lee all on my knee,
So clear the track, let the bullgine run.
3
The tller one hand firmly grasp'd,
Ah he, ah ho, are you most done?
And Eliza's waist by the other was clasp'd,
So the clear the track, let the bullgine run,
To my aye rig a jig in the low back car,
Ah he, ha ho, are you most done?
With Eliza Lee all on my knee,
So clear the track, let the bullgine run.
4
Oh the day was fine, the wind was free,
Ah he, ah ho, are you most done?
QAnd Eliza Lee sat there on my knee,
So the clear the track, let the bullgine run,
To my ...etc.
5
Oh, Eliza Lee all on my knee,
Ah he, ah ho, are you most done?
Was as pretty a sight as any could see!
So the clear the track, etc..
6
Oh I said, "My dear, will you be mine?"
Ah he, ah ho, are you most done?
Her answer was sweeter than sweetest of wine,
So the clear the track, etc...
7
Oh the smartest packet you can find,
Ah he, ah ho, are you most done?
Is the fair "Rosalind" in the Blackwall Line
So the clear the track, etc...

Clearly derivative. Looking for the minstrel song by name "Eliza Lee," but this is not it.

From Maximillian Lafayette, "History of American Music and Gospel Spirituals,"
History

Lyrics of minstrel "Eliza Lee" would be much appreciated.