Missouri Waltz Lyrics

by Johnny Cash

Hush a bye my baby
Slumber time is comin' soon
Rest your head on mommie's breast
While daddy hums a tune

Oh, the old folks were hummin'
Banjos were strummin'
And the soft breezes sigh
As in days long gone by

Oh, way down in Missouri
Where I heard this melody
When I was a little feller
On my mommie's knee

The old folks were hummin'
Banjos were strummin'
So sweet and low

Hush a bye my baby
Go to sleep on daddy's knee
Journey back to Dixie Land
In dreams again with me

Oh, it seems like your daddy
Was there once again
And the old folks were hummin'
That same old refrain

Oh, way down in Missour
When I heard this lullaby
While the stars were blinkin'
And the moon was shinin' high

Oh, the old folks were hummin'
The banjos were strummin'
So sweet and low