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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 ragtime arrangement in the key of C.
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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.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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