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Thread #7123   Message #42684
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Oct-98 - 03:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kentucky Babe (Buck, Geibel, 1897)
Subject: Lyr Add: SLEEP, KENTUCKY BABE
Here's what I found at a site called the "Bubba Archive"
SLEEP, KENTUCKY BABE
Skeeters am a-hummin' on the honeysuckle vine,
Sleep, Kentucky babe.
Sandman am a-comin' to this little babe of mine,
Sleep, Kentucky babe.
Silv'ry moon am shinin' from the heavens up above.
Bob-o-link am pinin' for it's little lady love.
You is mighty lucky, babe from old Kentucky,
Close your eyes and sleep.

Fly away (fly away).
Fly away, Kentucky babe, fly away to rest.
Fly away (fly away).
Lay your sleepy little head on your Daddy's breast.
Close your eyes and sleep.
Close your eyes and sleep.
These are the "bubba" lyrics. You'll find the complete 1896 version of the song at the Levy Sheet Music Collection. Do a bibliographic search for Kentucky Babe and you'll find it.
-Joe Offer-