Swanee

by 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 mo…




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
Even 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!
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
Even 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!

Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRVING CAESAR

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