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A DIXIE LULLABY, by            
First Line: O! De sun quit a-shinin' fo' dis arternoon
Last Line: An' yo' mammy'll 'wait yo' heah.
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.


O! de sun quit a-shinin' fo' dis arternoon,
De possum in de gum-tree mighty still,
An' de ole San'-Man jump off f'um de moon
W'en hit done come obah de hill.
An' he come erlong totin' a baig full o' san'
Fo' ter frow inter pickaninnies' eyes,
An' he teck dem erway to de sweet Slumber-lan'
Fo' ter stay 'twell de nex' sun-rise.

So g'long wif de San'-Man, deah,
De good Lawd keep
Yo' w'ile yo' sleep,
An' yo' mammy'll 'wait yo' heah.

O! he'll teck yo' up on a bright moon-ray
An' he'll rock yo' on a cloud in de skies,
An' he'll keep yo' dar 'twell de break o' day,
So, mah honey, jes' close yo' eyes;
'Less de moon go down in de far-off west,
An' outer de dahk swamp-lan'
De bad Boogy-Man come out ob he nest
An' skeer off de good San'-Man.

So g'long wif de San'-Man, deah,
De good Lawd keep
Yo' w'ile yo' sleep,
An' yo' mammy'll 'wait yo' heah.





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