Swanee Lyrics

George Gershwin


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Irving Caesar
album: Track 3 in album George Gershwin plays Rhapsody In Blue using the original Piano Rolls (Denver Symphony Pops, Newton Wayland)
release date: 1987
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length: 0:40
piano: Angela Brownridge
producer: Arthur Johnson
recording: Antony Howell
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Irving Caesar

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I've been away from you a long time.
I never thought I'd miss you so.
Somehow I feel
Your love is real.
Near you I want to be.
The birds are singing it is song time.
The banjo's strumming soft and low.
I know that you
Yearn for me too.
Swannee, you're calling me.

Swanee, how I love you, how I love you
My dear old Swanee.
I give the world to be
Among the folks in D-I-X-I-
Even though my mammy's
Waiting for me,
Praying for me
Down by the Swanee.
The folks up north will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore.

(whistling)
I miss the old folks at home.

Swanee, how I love you, how I love you
My dear old Swanee.
I give the world to be
Among the folks in D-I-X-I-
Even though my mammy's
Waiting for me,
Praying for me
Down by the Swanee.
The folks up north will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore.

Track Listing

  • 1 Strike Up the Band Overture
  • 2 American in Paris
  • 3 Rhapsody in Blue
  • 4 Swanee
  • 5 Kicking the Clouds Away
  • 6 Twee-Oodle-Um Bum-Bo
  • 7 Drifting Along with the Tide
  • 8 So Am I
  • 9 That Certain Feeling
  • 10 Sweet and Low Down