japonisme: swanee

28 September 2008

swanee



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

The Birds are sing- ing it is song-time
The banjos strummin'
soft and low
I know that you yearn for me too
swanee you're calling me
Swanee Swanee -- how I love ya,
how I love ya
My dear old swanee.
I'd give the world to be
among the folks in D-I-X-I-E-ven though

my mam- my's waiting for me,
praying for me down by the swanne.
The folks up north
will see me no more
when I go to that swanee shore
mammy, mammy
My dear old mammy
The folks up north
will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore
I love the old folks at home

Swanee -- how I love ya, how I love ya
My dear old swanee.
I'd give the world to be among the
folks in D-I-X-I-E-ven though

my mam- my's waiting for me,
praying for me
down by the swanee.
The folks up north will
see me no more
when I get to that swanee shore.

George Gershwin (1919)

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6 Comments:

Blogger willow said...

Fun post! Hmmmm...where exactly is the Swanee River, anyway?

28 September, 2008 12:45  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

somebody got my joke!

i think it's in wales ;^)

29 September, 2008 11:40  
Blogger A.Decker said...

Dummy me. Y'all have discussed it and I still don't get the joke. Just that there really ain't a Swanee R.? Anyway! I thoroughly enjoyed this production. Thanks, Lotus.

29 September, 2008 16:06  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

not a dummy!

i was just playin' on the word swan, just being silly, having fun.

and its swansea that's in wales, so again, my silly.

the real one's in georgia, and is also in this song.

29 September, 2008 16:55  
Blogger Lanes said...

Hey! They are actually some lyrics from a song... so the credit isn't mine haha. I'm really glad I stumbled upon your site because I really like it.

30 September, 2008 09:17  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks lanes!

30 September, 2008 11:47  

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