Swanee Lyrics

George Gershwin


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Irving Caesar
album: Track 4 in album Complete Piano Works
release date: 1989-2
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
length: 0:52
piano: Dag Achatz
composer: George Gershwin
arranger: George Gershwin

Cover Art

George Gershwin Complete Piano Works cover art
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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


CD 1
  • 1 Impromptu in Two Keys
  • 2 Rialto Ripples (Rag)
  • 3 The Man I Love
  • 4 Swanee
  • 5 Nobody but You
  • 6 I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
  • 7 Do It Again
  • 8 Fascinating Rhythm
  • 9 Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 10 Do Do Do
  • 11 Somebody Loves Me
  • 12 Sweet and Low Down
  • 13 Clap Yo' Hands
  • 14 My One and Only
  • 15 S'Wonderful
  • 16 I Got Rhythm
  • 17 Who Cares?
  • 18 Strike Up the Band
  • 19 That Certain Feeling
  • 20 Liza
  • 21 Prelude I
  • 22 Prelude II
  • 23 Prelude III
  • 24 Merry Andrew
  • 25 Three-Quarter Blues
  • 26 Promenade
  • 27 Rhapsody in Blue