My Old Kentucky Home

Album: Songs of Kentucky (1853)
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  • The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
    'Tis summer the darkies are gay
    The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom
    While the birds make music all the day
    The young folks roll on the little cabin floor
    All merry all happy and bright
    By 'n' by Hard Times comes a-knocking at the door
    Then my old Kentucky home goodnight

    Weep no more my lady
    Oh weep no more today
    We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home
    For the Old Kentucky Home far away

    They hunt no more for the possum and the coon
    On meadow the hill and the shore
    They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon
    On the bench by the old cabin door
    The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart
    With sorrow where all was delight
    The time has come when the darkies have to part
    Then my old Kentucky home goodnight

    Weep no more my lady
    Oh weep no more today
    We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home
    For the Old Kentucky Home far away

    The head must bow and the back will have to bend
    Wherever the darky may go
    A few more days and the trouble all will end
    In the field where the sugar-canes grow
    A few more days for to tote the weary load
    No matter 'twill never be light
    A few more days till we totter on the road
    Then my old Kentucky home goodnight

    Weep no more my lady
    Oh weep no more today
    We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home
    For the Old Kentucky Home far away Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

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