Sung by: Mrs. Grace Hastings
Recorded in Memphis, TN 8/19/60

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My partner, he was sleeping.
Poor fellow was sleeping so sound,
While the fire surround his body,
And the city of Cairo burnt down.

(Dr. Wolf: "Mrs. Hastings learned this last fragment of a song from her father, who worked on the river.")

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