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Thread #913   Message #2753
Posted By: mim
03-Mar-97 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Darling Nellie Gray
Subject: RE: Darling Nellie Gray: song
One last verse, found in a 1915 songbook:

My eyes are getting blinded, and I cannot see my way:
Hark! There's somebody knocking at the door,
O, I hear the angels calling, and I see my Nelly Gray,
Farewell to the old Kentucky shore.

ENDING CHORUS: O my darling Nelly Gray, up in heaven there, they say,
That they'll never take you from me any more:
I'm a coming-coming-coming, as the angels clear the way,
Fare-well to the old Kentucky shore.