Lyrics: First verse I am all alone ‘way down in Dixie Land, Longing for you, dear, Wishing you were here, But when shadows gather, I'm in ffairyland, Dreaming that you're near, While the stars appear, I'm waiting, dear, for you, To make my dreams come true. Chorus Swanee River Moon, Swanee River Moon, Shining on my cabin door, I'm forever dreaming while you're brightly beaming Ev'ry night I need you more, I'm lonely; Shine out bright tonight With your silv'ry light, For my love is coming soon; On the Swanee shore we'll stroll once more, Dreamy Swanee River Moon. Second verse Can't you hear the South Land calling from afar? Fields of sugar cane, Mocking birds refrain, Love will guide you on, Just like the evening star, Till we meet again, Down in Lover's Lane, Some golden night in June, Beneath the Southern moon. (Chorus)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php