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Lyr Add: Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

maple_leaf_boy 19 Nov 08 - 06:56 PM
maple_leaf_boy 19 Nov 08 - 07:05 PM
maple_leaf_boy 19 Nov 08 - 08:32 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Nov 08 - 09:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY (J A Bland)
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 06:56 PM

CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY - Composed in 1878
(James A. Bland, 1854 - 1911)

Original Lyrics:

Carry me back to old Virginny.
There's where the cotton and corn and taters grow.
There's where the birds warble sweet in the spring-time.
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd 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's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow;
There's where the birds warble sweet in the spring-time.
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.

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 darkey's life will pass away.

Massa and Missis have long since 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 taters grow;
There's where the birds warble sweet in the spring-time.
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.


Recorded By: Alma Gluck, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine, Virginia O'Brien,
and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Source: Wikipedia.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carry_Me_Back_to_Old_Virginny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 07:05 PM

Here is a Song-List of the best of James Alan Bland from
the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He was inducted in 1970.

CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY
DANCING ON DE KITCHEN FLOOR
DE GOLDEN WEDDING
GABRIEL'S BAND
HAND ME DOWN MY WALKING SHOES
IN THE EVENING BY THE MOONLIGHT
OH! DEM GOLDEN SLIPPERS!
OH! LUCINDA
OLD FASHIONED COTTAGE, THE
YOU COULD HAVE BEEN TRUE

http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/songs/C187


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 08:32 PM

I found the Mel Bay Music book:

(G)Carry (C)me (G)back / / (B7)to (C)old Virgin-(G)ny.
There's where the (G)cotton (E7)and the (A7)corn and taters (D7)grow.
(G)There's (C)where (G)the birds (B7)warble (Am)sweet
in the (G)spring-time.
There's where this old (E7)darkey's
(A7)heart am (C)long'd (D7)to (G)go.

(D7)There's where I labored so (G)hard for (D7)old (G)Massa,
Day after day (B7)in the (A7)field of yellow (D7)corn;
(G)No (C)place (G)on earth (B7)do (Em)I (Am)love more sincere(G)ly
Than old Virgin-(E7)ny, the (A7)state where (C)I (D7)was (G)born.

Chords: Arranged By Mel Bay. (I placed the chord transitions before the
first syllable they are sung on.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 09:54 PM

Perhaps the best site for these old songs, not just Foster's but Bland's and others, is this one:
Foster

The text, a midi and mp3, and illustration of the cover of the original sheet music, are all there.

A beautiful song website, well-worth bookmarking.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 10:01 PM

The original Bland song, "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny," was posted by Masato a few years back, thread 33977. I think you will find many of these old songs already have been posted at Mudcat. Use the Search blank.

Carry Me Back


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