1 4 Nancy

Nancy is the fourth song of the First Volume of Alfred Scott Gatty’s Plantation Songs. According to the records of the Gramophone Company, it was never recorded by the Zono Minstrels.

Lyric

You must know in our Plantation,
Kiddee wy-do!
We went in for string flirtation,
Kiddee wy-do!
Nancy used to be de belle,
I was quite de biggest swell,
So in lub we bofe den fell.
Kiddee widdee wy-do!
Kiddee widdee wee!
Nancy was so young and beautiful,
And so very good and dutiful,
When I said “Wilt thou be mine?”
“Yes”, she answer’d, “I am thine!”
When I said “Wilt thou be mine?”
“Yes”, she answer’d, “I am thine!”
Kiddee wy-do!

Long Joe came to our Plantation,
Kiddee wy-do!
And he cause a big sensation,
Kiddee wy-do!
Nancy fell in lub wi’ he,
Den he fell in lub wi’ she,
And she quite forgot poor me!
Kiddee widdee wy-do!
Kiddee widdee wee!
Nancy was so young and beautiful,
And so very good and dutiful,
When Joe said “Wilt thou be mine?”
“Yes”, she answer’d, “I am thine!”
When Joe said “Wilt thou be mine?”
“Yes”, she answer’d, “I am thine!”
Kiddee wy-do!

Long Joe den was cut out slick,
Kiddee wy-do!
By a Dark called “Dancing Dick”,
Kiddee wy-do!
Ev’ry man dat way who came,
Soon became our Nancy’s flame,
Black or white ’twas all de same!
Kiddee widdee wy-do!
Kiddee widdee wee!
Nancy was so young and beautiful,
And so very good and dutiful,
When they said “Wilt thou be mine?”
“Yes”, she answer’d, “I am thine!”
When they said “Wilt thou be mine?”
“Yes”, she answer’d, “I am thine!”
Kiddee wy-do!

I was wed to lubly Nell,
Kiddee wy-do!
Joe led off some other belle,
Kiddee wy-do!
Dick went off wid such a gal,
Whom dey called “Bouncing Sall”,
Nancy she hab got no Pall!
Kiddee widdee wy-do!
Kiddee widdee wee!
Nancy once was young and beautiful,
Now she’s old but still she’s dutiful,
If you say “Wilt thou be mine?”
“Yes”, she’ll answer, “I am thine!”
If you say “Wilt thou be mine?”
“Yes”, she’ll answer, “I am thine!”
Kiddee wy-do!

Sheet Music

Nancy

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* The complete sheet music for all 24 Plantation Songs. This is now available in three different formats – colour, greyscale and monochrome. The scores have now been restored to the highest standard possible, which has taken many hours of work.

The scans of the extremely rare Fourth Volume were obtained courtesy of the North East of Scotland Music School in Aberdeen, who accepted a donation of my paper copies of Volumes 1 & 2 in exchange for scans of the rare volume.

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