American Old Time Song Lyrics: 39 Old Folks At Home

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 39

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'Way down upon de Swanee Ribber, far, far away,
Dar's wha my heart is turning ebber, dar's wha de old folks stay.
All up and down de whole creation sadly I roam,
Still longing for de old plantation, and for de old folks at home.

All de world am sad and dreary, eb'ry where I roam;
Oh! darkies, how my heart grows weary, far from de old folks at home.

All 'round de little farm I wander'd when I was young;
Dem many happy days I squander'd-many de songs I sung.
When I was playing wid my brudder, happy was I;
Oh! take me to my kind old mudder, dar let me live and die.- Chorus.

One little hut among de bushes-one dat I love-
Still sadly to my mem'ry rushes, no matter where I rove.
When will I see de bees a-humming all 'round de comb?
When will I hear de banjo tumming down in my good old home?- Chorus.
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