Sheet Music, 1920-1929


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MUM00682, 0503


Cover: moon trees and the river; Publisher: Leo Feist Inc. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

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Original Format


Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


First verse
I am all alone way down in Dixie Land, Longing for you, dear, Wishing you were here, But when shadows gather, I'm in ffairyland, Dreaming that you're near, While the stars appear, I'm waiting, dear, for you, To make my dreams come true.
Swanee River Moon, Swanee River Moon, Shining on my cabin door, I'm forever dreaming while you're brightly beaming Ev'ry night I need you more, I'm lonely; Shine out bright tonight With your silv'ry light, For my love is coming soon; On the Swanee shore we'll stroll once more, Dreamy Swanee River Moon.
Second verse
Can't you hear the South Land calling from afar? Fields of sugar cane, Mocking birds refrain, Love will guide you on, Just like the evening star, Till we meet again, Down in Lover's Lane, Some golden night in June, Beneath the Southern moon.

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Swanee River Moon / words by H Pitman Clark



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