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Before They Close the Minstrel Show (Bob Coltman) The poster's peeling underneath Last summer's morning glory vine An old white hat and a stump of cigar And an empty bottle of wine Lay me down Carolina, lay me down Don't want to wake up in the morning no more Sing me one slow sad song For this one last old time Before they close the minstrel show Banjo's got a broken string Don't expect I'll get to fix it now Won't be no more chance to sing I'm rusty anyhow Daddy Bones is dead, I guess You probably don't know or care And Frank and Arch has gone away Somewhere, I don't know where The money and the crowd run out Before we left the last town This old show has played its run And rung the curtain down Don't know where we go from here Come to that, I just don't care Maybe we'll go to a better place And the minstrel show'll be there recorded by Bob Coltman and by Ed Trickett on Telling Copyright Bob Coltman SOF
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