Lyrics: First verse Oh! please dont laugh when I relate To you a story sweet, It's all about a charming girl That I by chance did meet, T'was love at first sight when we met, Those lips so red and cherry, Oh! what a stunning girl it was, That I met on the Ferry. Chorus Walking thro' the Cabin, Passing all the style, Smiling on the fair sex, Hours to beguile, Nothing yet can cheer me For I can't be merry, Since I met that little dear, Crossing on the Ferry. Second verse I scarcely knew which way to look For she a magnet seem'd, Electric sparks I thought I felt, So bright her eyes they beam'd, For ev'ry glance was like a lance, As in my heart they'd bury, Until I felt, I scarce knew how, While crossing on the Ferry. (Chorus) Third Verse Our journey's end at last arrived, My heart beat slow and fast, While passengers ran here and there, My love among them past, She turn'd her head and spoke to me. In a voice so soft and merry, Saying write a note to Station D, Sign, crossing on the Ferry.
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://220.127.116.11/cdm4/intro_harris.php