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LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP IN CAROLINA (Milton Ager / Jack Yellen) Annette Hanshaw - 1926 Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orch. (vocal: Charles Kaley) - 1926 Broadway Bell-Hops (vocal: Bob Thomas) - 1926 Ben Selvin's Kensington Serenaders (vocal: The Vaudeville Trio) - 1926 The Brox Sisters - 1926 Charles Kaley - 1926 As recorded by ANNETTE HANSHAW, 13th September 1926: Left my home and began to roam around Now I pine to be Carolina bound Tired out and knocked about this way And I feel like I want to kneel and pray Let me lay me down to sleep in Carolina With a peaceful pillow 'neath my weary head For a rolling stone like me there's nothing finer Than the comfort of that cozey little bed Oh Lawdy, what a thrill to hear that whippoorwill Sing me a rockabye lullaby from a hill Mister Dream Man, won't you please come 'round and get me Let me lay me down to sleep in Caroline Ten o'clock and I slumber back Eleven o'clock, still I toss around Twelve o'clock, count a million sheep One o'clock, not a wink of sleep Two o'clock and I close an eye Three o'clock and the milk goes by Four, Five, Six and then Alarm clock rings and I'm back again Do you wonder I'm this way Do you wonder why I say Let me lay me down to sleep in Carolina With a peaceful pillow 'neath my weary head For a rolling stone like me there's nothing finer Than the comfort of that cozey little bed Oh Lawdy, what a thrill to hear that whippoorwill Sing me a rockabye lullaby from the hill, doo-doo-doo Mister Dream Man, won't you please come 'round and get me Let me lay me down to sleep in Caroline Ah-doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo That's all! (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2014)

    


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