1 Way down upon de Swanee River,
Far, far away,
Dere's wha my heart is turning ever,
Dere'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,
Ev'rywhere I roam;
Oh, darkies, how my heart grows weary,
Far from de old folks at home.
2 All roun' de little farm I wander'd,
When I was young;
Den many happy days I squander'd,
Many de songs I sung.
When I was playing wid my brother,
Happy was I;
Oh! take me to my kind old mother,
Dere let me live and die. [Chorus]
3 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 roun' de comb?
When will I hear de banjo tumming,
Down in my good old home? [Chorus]
Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #208
|First Line:||Way down upon the Swanee river|
|Title:||Old Folks at Home|
|Refrain First Line:||All the world is sad and dreary|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Advent Songs: a revision of old hymns to meet modern needs #26b||Old Folks at Home||Way down upon the Swanee ribber||OLD FOLKS AT HOME||Stephen Foster||1916|
|Sacred and Secular Selections: for gentlemen's voices #121||Old Folks at Home||Way down upon de Swannee ribber||Stephen C. Foster||1900|
|Seth Parker's Hymnal #208||Old Folks at Home||Way down upon de Swanee River||[Way down upon de Swanee River]||S. C. F.||1930|
|Songs of Service: for use in assemblies of young people and older boys and girls #131||Old Folks at Home||Way down upon the Swanee River||[Way down upon the Swanee River]||S. C. F.||1918|
|The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection: designed for use in chapel, assembly, convocation, or general exercises of schools, normals, colleges and universities. (3rd ed.) #222||Old Folks at HOme||Way down upon the Swanee river||1914|