Swanee

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Judy Garland

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. Described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived" and renowned for her contralto voice, she attained international stardom throughout a career that spanned … more »

I've been away from you a long time 
I never thought I'd miss you so 
Somehow I feel, your love is real, 
Near you I long to be! 

The birds are singing, it is song time 
The banjos strummin' soft and low 
I know that you 
Yearn for me too,
Swanee, you're calling me! 

Swanee! 
How I love you, how I love you 
My dear old Swanee! 
I'd give the world to be 
Among the folks in 
D-I-X-I-E ven now my Mammy's waiting for me, 
Praying for me 
Down by the Swanee

The folks up north will see me no more 
When I go to the Swanee Shore! 

Swanee! 
How I love you, how I love you 
My dear old Swanee! 
I'd give the world to be 
Among the folks in 
D-I-X-I-E ven now my Mammy's waiting for me, 
Praying for me 
Down by the Swanee

The folks up north will see me no more 
When I go to the Swanee Shore! 
Swanee, Swanee, I'm coming back to Swanee! 
Mammy, Mammy, I love the old folks at home! 

Swanee, Swanee, I am coming back to Swanee! 
Mammy, Mammy, I love the old folks at home!

Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRVING CAESAR

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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Swanee