Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) – Song and Lyrics by Adelaide Hall

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)’ by Adelaide Hall. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Adelaide Hall or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

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