3 4 De Lecture

De Lecture is the fourth song of the Third 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

De Lecture I’m about to give,
I fear will take some time,
Hear! Hear!
Hear! Hear!
Will not take up much time,
And eb’ry fing I hab to say
I’ll try to put in rhyme.
Hear! Hear!
Hear! Hear!
Oh golly ain’t dat prime!
But dis I beg dat you my friends will not make any noise,
Hear! Hear!
For should you sure as fate dere will be trouble ‘mongst de boys,
Hurry up!
So mark
Hear! Hear!
de words
Hear! Hear!
Which I
Hear! Hear!
do say
Hear! Hear!
If dis
Hear! Hear!
goes on
Hear! Hear!
I go
Hear! Hear!
Away.
Hear! Hear!

Hush!
Pray let de gentleman now hab him say!
Silence!
Hush!
And do not interrupt him in dis way!
Order!
What are you about there?
Silence!
Order! Turn him out dere!
Silence!
Silence! Order! Turn him out dere!
Chair! Chair! Chair!

Now silence is restor’d,
I will proceed with my address,
Hear! Hear!
Hear! Hear!
He’ll leave us his address,
Dis cheering is unnecessary you must all confess,
Hear! Hear!
Hear! Hear!
He’ll soon shut up I guess!
I might as well be talking Hebrew, Sanscrit, Latin, Greek,
Hear! Hear!
De noise is such I really cannot hear my own self speak,
Hurry up!
So mark
Hear! Hear!
de words
Hear! Hear!
Which I
Hear! Hear!
do say
Hear! Hear!
If dis
Hear! Hear!
goes on
Hear! Hear!
I go
Hear! Hear!
Away.
Hear! Hear!

Hush!
Pray let de gentleman now hab him say!
Silence!
Hush!
And do not interrupt him in dis way!
Order!
What are you about there?
Silence!
Order! Turn him out dere!
Silence!
Silence! Order! Turn him out dere!
Chair! Chair! Chair!

Oh Pompey bring my brolly, my galoshes, and my hat,
Hear! Hear!
Hear! Hear!
Let’s roll him on the mat,
A noisier set of vagabonds I never met, dat’s flat!
Hear! Hear!
Hear! Hear!
He puts it very pat!
And Sambo turn de lights all out,
and open wide de door,
Hear! Hear!
Dis show is clos’d and done with,
I shan’t lecture any more,
Hurry up!
So mark
Hear! Hear!
de words
Hear! Hear!
Which I
Hear! Hear!
do say
Hear! Hear!
If dis
Hear! Hear!
goes on
Hear! Hear!
I go
Hear! Hear!
Away.
Hear! Hear!

Hush!
Pray let de gentleman now hab him say!
Silence!
Hush!
And do not interrupt him in dis way!
Order!
What are you about there?
Silence!
Order! Turn him out dere!
Silence!
Silence! Order! Turn him out dere!
Chair! Chair! Chair!

Sheet Music

De Lecture

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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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