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Lyr Add: Down Among the Cane-Brakes (S Foster)

Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Sep 13 - 12:36 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: DOWN AMONG THE CANE-BRAKES (S Foster)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Sep 13 - 12:36 PM

Separate thread for song unrelated to Nancy Till and its versions posted in thread 1995.
Down in the Cane Brakes

Lyr. Add: DOWN AMONG THE CANE-BRAKES
Stephen Collins Foster, 1860

1
Once I could laugh and play,
When in life's early day,
Then I was far away
Down among the cane-brakes.

Chorus-
Down among the cane-brakes on the Mississippi shore
Oh! those happy days, those happy days are o'er!
Oh! those happy days will come back no more!

2
Yes I was free from care;
All was bright summer there;
Dark days to me were fair
Down among the cane-brakes.
3
There lived my mother dear
(Gone from this world I fear)
There rang our voices clear
Down among the cane-brakes.
4
There lived a lovely one,
Who like the rest has gone,
She might have been my own
Down among the cane-brakes.
5
Long years have glided by
Since then I breathed each sigh,
May I return to die
Down among the cane-brakes.

http://www.stephen-foster-songs.de/foster007.htm

With midi.


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