LILY OF LAGUNA
 
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It's de same old tale of a palpitating Negro every time, every time
It's de same old trouble of a coon
Dat wants to be married very soon
It's de same old heart dat is longing for its lady every time
Yes, every time
But not de same gal, not de same gal
She is ma Lily, ma Lily, ma Lily gal
She goes every sundown, yes every sundown
Callin' in de cattle up de mountain
I go ‘kase she wants me, yes she wants me
Help her do the callin' and de countin'
She plays her music to call de lone lambs dat roam above
But I'm de black sheep and I'm waitin'
For de signal of ma little lady love

Chorus: She's ma lady love, she's ma dove, ma baby love
She's no gal for sittin' down to dream
She's de only queen Laguna knows
I know she likes me, I know she likes me, bakase she says so
She is de Lily of Laguna, she is my Lily and my Rose


When I first met Lil it was down in old Laguna at de dance oder night
So she says “Say, a'm curious for to know
When ye leave here de way yer goin' to go
Kase a wants to see who de lady is dat claims ye all way home,
Way home tonight”
I says, “ I've no gal, never had one”
And den ma Lily, ma Lily, ma Lily
She says, “Kernt believe ye, a kernt believe ye,
Else I'd like to have ye shapperoon me
Dad says he'll escortch me, says he'll escortch me
But it's mighty easy for to lose him”
Since then each sundown, I wander down here and roam around
Until I know ma lady wants me
Till I hear de music ob de signal sound.

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Written and composed by Leslie Stuart - 1898
Performed by Eugene Stratton (1861-1918)
Performed by G.H. Elliott (1884-1962)
 
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