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Carry Me Back to Old Virginny Lyrics

from The Genius Hits the Road

"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" is track #10 on the album The Genius Hits the Road. It was written by Bland, James A / Stothart, Herbert.
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Carry me back to old Virginny
There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow
There's where the birds warble sweet in the spring time
There's where the darkies' heart am longed to go

There's where I labored so hard for old massa
Day after day in the field of yellow corn
No place on earth do I love more sincerely
Than old Virginny, the state where I was born

Carry me back to old Virginny
There let me live 'till I wither and decay
Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered
There's where this old darkies' life am passed away

Massa and misses, have long gone before me
Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore
There we'll be happy and free from all sorrow
There's where we'll meet and we'll never part no more

Carry me back to old Virginny
There's where the cotton and the corn and tators grow
There's where the birds warble sweet in the spring time
There's where the old darkies' heart am longed to go

Songwriters
Bland, James A / Stothart, Herbert

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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