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Nellie Hoone Wetmore - Old Folks At Home / Carry Me Back To Old Virginny album download

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Nellie Hoone Wetmore

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Old Folks At Home / Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

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Pop

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Nellie Hoone Wetmore - Old Folks At Home / Carry Me Back To Old Virginny album download

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A Old Folks At Home
B Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

Old Folks at Home" (also known as "Swanee River") is a minstrel song written by Stephen Foster in 1851. Since 1935 it has been the official state song of Florida, although in 2008 the original lyrics were revised. Old Folks at Home" was commissioned in 1851 by E. P. Christy for use by Christy's Minstrels, his minstrel troupe.

Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered, There's where this old darkey's life will pass away. Massa and Missis have long since gone before me, Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore. There we'll be happy and free from all sorrow, There's where we'll meet and we'll never part no more. Carry me back to old Virginny. This is an entirely different song from "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny", with a different melody and chord structure. Lyrics (version dating from the 1840s and commonly sung by Virginia Confederate soldiers). On de floating scow ob ole Virginny, I've worked from day to day, Raking among de oyster beds, To me it was but play; But now I'm old and feeble, An' my bones are getting sore, Den carry me back to ole Virginny To ole Virginny shore.

There's where I labored so hard for old massa, Day after day in the field of yellow corn, No place on earth do I love more sincerely, Than old Virginny, the state where I was born. Carry me back to old Virginny, There let me live 'till I wither and decay, Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered, There's where this old darkies' life am passed away. Massa and misses, have long gone before me, Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore. There we'll be happy and free from all sorrow, There's where we'll meet and we'll never part no more

The controversy over "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" rests on whether or not the song may be intended or interpreted ironically. The ex-slave describes his slavery and his owners in picturesque and ostensibly positive terms. Defenders of the song argue that this interpretation is too literal and that "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" articulates and perhaps satirizes the feelings of betrayal and abandonment white Southerners felt after Emancipation  . The slightly less explicit "Old Folks at Home", still the state song of Florida with important modifications, carries a similar message. Ray Charles covered "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" on his full covered release "Sings for America".

Than old Virginia, the state where I was born. CHORUS: Carry me back to old Virginia, There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow, There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime, There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go. Carry me back to old Virginia, There let me live 'till I wither and decay, Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered, There's where this old darkey's life will pass away. Massa and missis have long gone before me

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