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Apr 11 1867
To: Isaac B. McQuesten University of Toronto

Angelina Baker

1st Verse1

Down on de2 ole plantation,
Dar whar I was born,
I used to beat de whole creation
Hoein out de corn.
Dar I laughed and dar I sang
So gaily all de day,
Till Angelina Baker came
And stole my heart away.


Oh! Angelina Baker.
Oh! Angelina come;
She left me here to weep a tear,
A pickin on de ole jawbone

2nd Verse

T'was early in de mornin'
Of a lubly summer's day,
I axed [asked] for Angelina
But they said she's gone away.
Case I don't know whar she's gone away,
And I am left to weep a tear
For I am all alone.


Oh! Angelina Baker &c.

3rd Verse

Oh! Angelina am so tall
She couldn't see de ground;
She habs to carry a wellumscope
To look down on de Town--
Oh! Angelina lubs de boys
As far as she can see 'em;
She hab's to chase ole Massa round
To ax him for her freedom.


Oh! Angelina Baker &c.

Univ. Coll.

April 11th/67.


1 This document is listed under Isaac B. McQuesten's papers in the Calendar. Possibly, it was written by one of Isaac's friends.

2 Poem contains spelling errors intended to phonetically imitate a stereotypical accent of a slave on a southern plantation.

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