HICKSIE. Ets a mighty bad way dey's got ole Hicks in, 'Case things won't stay de how he's fixin; Keep away, keep away, Keep 'way from Hicksie's land. He say de folks got bees dere head in, Dey say de Gub'ner's head's got lead in; Keep away, keep away, Keep 'way from Hicksie's land. Chorus - Den hab pity on ole Hicksie, Boo-hoo, boo-hoo! By Hicksie's land He wants to stand, An' lib an' die ole Hicksie. Boo-hoo, boo-hoo - Boo-hoo for Gubner Hicksie!
He fust were Souf from head to bottom, An' swar he yearn him bread by cotton; Keep away! &c. He vowed de Souf mus' hab her lebbel, Or else he'd rear an' raise de debbel; Keep away! &c. Chorus - And he was a brave ole Hicksie, &c.
He called de Norf a cheat an' coward, An' blowed about de land o' Howard; Keep away! &c. He swar' dough we was small in size, We'd skeer de Norf to Compermise. Keep away! &c. Chorus - He was a game ole Hicksie! &c.
But den Abe Linkum sont to fetch him, An' tell'd him dat Jeff Davis ketch him; Keep away! &c. An' so he swow de Souf war sinnin', An' had been so from de beginnin'. Keep away! &c. Chorus - Dey diddled poor ole Hicksie, &c.
De people riz upon de Yankee, Et skeer'd ole Hicks, so he tolled 'em "thankee!" Keep away! &c. An' sont off for de Legislator, (Dem folkses what he lubs to natur.) Keep away! &c. Chorus - Dars trubbel for ole Hicksie, &c.
De Legislater dey much grieb him, Dey tell de people "don't belieb him;" Look away! &c. He tells 'em back dat dey all muss' quit, An' gibs to Linkum ebery muskit. Look away! &c. Chorus - Den pity poor ole Hicksie, &c.
De Legislater gits de better Ob Hicksie when he writes a letter; Keep away! &c. But he kin beat 'em out all holler, In tellin' tales too big to swaller. Keep away! &c. Chorus - We brags on Gubner Hicksie, &c.
To-day ole Gubner Hicksie's blowin', An' tellin ole Abe an' Scott to "go in": Fire awav! &c. To-morrow 'spec he'll go a fishin In Boston Bay for abolishin. Keep away! &c. Chorus - We'll bet on Gubner Hicksie, &c.
Ef you cannot guess which road he'll trabbel - De Norvern dirt, or de Souvern grabbel; Keep away! &c. Dars one ting sure as hoein' tater, He'll go for Hicks, agin all natur! Keep away! &c. Chorus - Den pity poor ole Hicksie, &c.
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