"Cry for a Shadow" as written by and John/harrison Lennon....
Way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away
That's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay

Way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away-hey
Whoa, that's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay

All up and down the whole creation,
Sadly I roam
I'm a still a-longin' for the old plantation,
Oh, for the old folks at home

Ah-oh-oh!

Oh, my my!

Well, way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away-hey.
Whoa, that's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay.

All up and down the whole creation,
Sadly I roam.
I'm still a-longin' for the old plantation,
And for the old folks at home.

All the world is sad and dreary,
Ev'rywhere I roam
Oh, darkies, how my heart grows weary,
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home


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"Cry For a Shadow" as written by Stephen Collins Foster Alfred Newman

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    My InterpretationThe only original Beatles song to come out of their Hamburg days. John and George tongue in cheek instrumental that was even named after British band The Shadows who had many instrumental hit records in the early sixties. Like Ray Charles "What I'd Say", "Cry For A Shadow" could be lengthened or shortened depending how drunk an audience was. Had it not been for Bert Kaempfert's Polydor release this could well have disappeared in the same way as "In Spite of All Danger" had.
    winsfordtownon November 20, 2012   Link

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