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The Old Folks at Home

This song is by Louis Armstrong and The Mills Brothers. and appears on the single Discogs1 In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree / The Old Folks at Home (1937)

Way down upon the Swanee River
Far, far away
That's where my heart is turning ever
That's where the old folks stay
All up and down the whole creation
Sadly I roam
Still longing for the old plantation
And for the old folks at home
All the world is sad and dreary
Everywhere I roam
Oh! Lordy, how my heart grows weary
Far from the old folks at home

All 'round the little farm I wandered
When I was young
Then many happy days I squandered
Many a song I sung
When I was playing with my brother
Happy was I
Oh! take me to my kind old mother
There let me live and die

All the world is sad and dreary
Everywhere I roam
Oh! Lordy, how my heart grows weary
Far from the old folks at home
One little hut among the bushes
One that I love
Still sadly to my mem'ry rushes
No matter where I rove
When will I see the bees a-humming'
All around the comb?
When will I hear the banjo strummin'
Down in my good old home?

All the world is sad and dreary
Everywhere I roam
Oh, Lordy, how my heart grows weary
Far from the old folks at home

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