We all went to a local flea market where Jack (almost 2 years old) made his first flea market purchase (a lunch box).There were no bookplates for sale ;however, I did find a song broadside.
"Babylon Is Fallen!" (1863) Words and Music by Henry Clay Work 1. Don't you see de black clouds Risin' ober yonder, Whar de Massa's old plantation am? Neber you be frightened, Dem is only darkies, Come to jine an' fight for Uncle Sam, Chorus Look out dar, now! We's agwine to shoot! Look out dar, don't you understand? (Oh, don't you know dat) Babylon is fallen! Babylon is fallen! An' we's agwine to occupy the land. 2. Don't you see the lightnin' Flashin' in de canebrake, Like as if we's gwine to hab a storm? No! You is mistaken, 'Tis darkies' bay'nets, An' de buttons on dar uniform. (Chorus) 3. Way up in the cornfield, Whar you hear de tunder, Dat is our ole forty-pounder gun; When the shells are missin', Den we load wid punkins, All de same to make the cowards run. (Chorus) 4. Mass was de Kernel In de Rebel army, Eber sence he went an' run away; But his lubly darkies, Dey has been a-watchin', An' dey take him pris'ner tudder day. (Chorus) 5. We will be be the Massa, He will be the sarvant, Try him how he like it for a spell; So we crack de Butt'nuts, So we take the Kernel, So the cannon carry back de shell. (Chorus)
Here is a searchable and informative database about Song Broadsides.
The Kenneth S. Goldstein collection at Middle Tennesee State University
This is what I call a lazy day.I plan to continue
reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.put some recently purchased bookplates in albums and visit another flea maket.. Tomorrow, I will get back on track and write about bookplates.