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First Line: I'm back down in ole georgy w'ere de sun is / shinin' hot
Last Line: Shade.
Subject(s): Georgia (state); Nature; Southern States; South (u.s.)


I'm back down in ole Georgy w'ere de sun is
shinin' hot,
W'ere de cawn it is a-tasslin', gittin' ready fu'
de pot;

W'ere de cott'n is a-openin' an' a-w'itenin'
in de sun,
An' de ripenin' o' de sugah-cane is mighty nigh
begun.

An' de locus' is a-singin' f'om eveh bush an'
tree,
An' you kin heah de hummin' o' de noisy bum-
blebee;

An' de mule he stan's a-dreamin' an' a-dreamin'
in de lot,
An' de sun it is a-shinin' mighty hot, hot, hot.

But evehbody is a-restin', fu' de craps is all laid
by,
An' time fu' de camp-meetin' is a-drawin' purty
nigh;

An' we's put away de ploughshare, an' we's done
hung up de spade,
An' we's eatin' watermelon, an' a-layin' in de
shade.





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