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Swanee River
(Old Folks At Home)
Words and Music by Stephen Foster
F                   C7     F              Bb             F             G7       C7                  
F                   C7 F              Bb F             C7 F
F                   C7 F              Bb F             G7 C7
F                   C7 F              Bb F             C7 F
C7 F Bb F             C7      
F                   A7 Dm           Bb F            C7 F          (Repeat)
Play 4-beats for each cell for a slow strum. Play 8-beats for each cell for a faster strum.
Click here for a key of C arrangement with ragtime piano.
Way down upon the Swanee River, far, far away.
That's where my heart is turning ever.  That's where the old folks stay.
All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam,
Still longing for the old plantation, and for the old folks at home.
All the world is sad and dreary, everywhere I roam,
Oh! Lordy, how my heart grows weary, far from the old folks at home.
Jim plays "Swanee River" in a medley (youtube, timestamp 2:15)
Listen to the Scotty Plummer play "Swanee River" (youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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