I've been away from you a long time
I never thought I'd missed you so
Somehow I feel
You love is real
Near you I long to wanna be

The birds are singin', it is song time
The banjos strummin' soft and low
I know that you
Yearn for me too
Swanee! You're calling me!

Swanee!
How I love you, how I love!
My dear ol' Swanee
I'd give the world to be
Among the folks in
D-I-X-I-E-ven now My mammy's
Waiting for me
Praying for me
Down by the Swanee
The folks up north will see me no more
When I go to the Swanee Shore!

The birds are singin', it is song time
The banjos strummin' soft and low
I know that you
Yearn for me too
Swanee! You're calling me!

Swanee, Swanee, I am coming back to Swanee!
Mammy, Mammy, I love the old folks at home!


Lyrics submitted by Maliejandra

Swanee Lyrics as written by Irving Caesar George Gershwin

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Jeez, this song is so happy-go-lucky, you almost CAN'T imitate it. xD Especially the way Al Jolson sings it...no offense to one of the greats, but the way he sings, "Swanee, how I love ya, how I love ya" is just HILARIOUS. xD

    loverly23on September 25, 2010   Link

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