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Old Folks at Home
The music, with piano-forte accompaniment, published by Messrs. Firth, Pond & Co., New York.
Way down upon me Swanee ribber, x           Far, far away,
Dere's wha my heart is turning ebber,
Dere's wha de old folks stay. All up and down de whole creation,
Sadly I roam; Still longing for de old plantation,
Ar>d for de old folks at home.
Chorus. All de world am sad and dreary, Ebry where I roam; Oh! darkeys, how my heart grows weary Far from de old folks at home.
All round de little farm I wandered,
When I was young; Den many happy days I squandered,
Many de songs I sung. When I was playing wid my brudder
Happy was I; Oh! take me to my kind old mudder,
Dere let me live and die.
Chorus, All de world am sad and dreary, &c.

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