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83. December in Virginia.

contraband, loquitur.

De leaves hab blown away,
     De trees am black and bare;
De day am cold an damp,
     De rain am in de air.
De wailing win's hab struck
     De strings ob Nature's lyre;
De brooks am swollen deep,
     De roads am mud an mire.
De horses yank de team,
     De wheels am stickin thar;
De Yankee massa yell--
     De Lord! how he do swar!
De oafs dat he do take,
     De nigger disremember;
De Dutch, De Deuce, De Debbil,
     De — all tings dat am ebil--

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