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Lyr Add: In the Valley of Kentucky (Tony Stanford)

Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Oct 13 - 08:35 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Oct 13 - 03:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE VALLEY OF KENTUCKY (Tony Stanford)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 08:35 PM

Tony Stanford, 1901

In the valley of Kentucky
Where the grass is always blue,
And the birds are singing sweetly all the day.-
There I had a sweetheart Nellie,
The sweetest girl I knew,
One day she died and then I went away.-
My heart is daily yearning for that dear old southern home,
For in my dreams I often think I see,
Just a picture of the meadow,
And the cornfields green,
Which brings back tender memories to me.

Take me back to old Kentucky, to the home I love so well,
The scenes of my dear childhood, and the resting place of Nell,
For my heart is ever pining, for the sun that's ever shining,
In the valley of Kentucky,
My home sweet home.

Then at times my thoughts would wander
To that cozy little nook,
Where Nell and I as sweethearts used to meet.
There I told her how I loved her
Beside the bab'ling brook,
Ah! life was then to us a joy complete.
In mem'ry I can see again, the bridge that spanned the stream,
O'er which we often wandered side by side,
And I hear the rippling waters,
As I fondly dream,
Of one who promised that she'd be my bride.

Sheet music at Levy Sheet Music.

Some similarities in thought to the Carter Family song "In the Valley of the Shenandoah," Richie commented in a thread on that song.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: In the Valley of Kentucky
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 03:10 PM

Sheet music for IN THE VALLEY OF KENTUCKY at:

Mississippi State University

Indiana University

Levy Collection (at Johns Hopkins)

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