SWANEE (Irving Caeser / George Gershwin) Judy Garland Also recorded by: John Arpin; Eddie Condon; Bing Crosby; Eddie Fisher; Connie Francis; George Gershwin; Dick Haymes; Ted Heath; Woody Herman; Dick Hyman; Joni James; Al Jolson; Dean Martin; Mitch Miller; Jaye P. Morgan; Wayne Newton; Jimmy Roselli; The Temptations; Merle Travis; Jackie Wilson; ..... and others. I've been away from you a long time. I never thought I'd miss you so. Somehow I feel, your love was real, Near you I long to be. The birds are singing, it is song time. The banjo's strummin' soft and low. I know that you yearn for me too, Swanee you're calling me. Swanee how I love ya, how I love ya My dear old Swanee I'd give the world to be Among the folks in D-I-X-I even know my Mammy's waitin' for me prayin' for me Down by the Swanee The folks up North will see me no more When I go to the Swanee shore. Swanee, Swanee I am coming back to Swanee. Mammy, Mammy, I love the old folks at home. Swanee how I love ya, how I love ya My dear old Swanee I'd give the world to be among the folks in D-I-X-I even know my Mammy's waitin' for me prayin' for me Down by the Swanee The folks up north will see me no more When I go to the Swanee shore. ***** AS SUNG BY JUDY GARLAND AT CARNEGIE HALL: I've been away from you a long time. I never thought I'd miss you so. Somehow I feel, your love was real, Near you I long to be. The birds are singing, it is song time. The banjo's strummin' soft and low. I know that you yearn for me too, Swanee you're calling me. Swanee how I love ya, how I love ya My dear old Swanee I'd give the world to be Among the folks in D-I-X-I even know my Mammy's waitin' for me prayin' for me Down by the Swanee The folks up North will see me no more When I go to the Swanee shore. Swanee, Swanee I am coming back to Swanee. Mammy, Mammy, I love the old folks at home. Swanee how I love ya, how I love ya My dear old Swanee I'd give the world to be among the folks in D-I-X-I even know my Mammy's waitin' for me prayin' for me Down by the Swanee The folks up north will see me no more When I go to the Swanee shore. ***** (Transcribed by Bill Huntley - June 2006)