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WHEN I SAW SWEET NELLIE HOME (aka I WAS SEEING NELLIE HOME) (aka AUNT DINAH'S QUILTING PARTY) (Music: John Fletcher / Words: Frances Kyle - 1856) Edison Male Quartette - 1906 Sons Of The Pioneers - 1952 Country Gentlemen - 1963 Karl Shiflett & Big Country - 1999 Also recorded by: Frances Herold; Charlie Moore; Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass; Joe 'Red' Hayes; Floyd County Ramblers; Country Ham; Billy Edwards; Lester McFarland & Robert A. Gardner; Hart & Ogle; Estil C. Ball: ......... and others. In the sky the bright stars glittered On the grass the moonlight fell Hush’d the sound of daylight bustle Closed the pink eyed pimpernell As adown the moss grown wood path Where the cattle love to roam >From an august evening party I was seeing Nellie home In the sky the bright stars glittered On the grass the moonlight shone >From an august evening party I was seeing Nellie home When the autumn tinged the greenwood Turning all its leaves to the gold In the lawn by elders shaded I my love to Nellie told As we stood together gazing On the star bespangled dome How I blessed the august evening When I saw sweet Nellie home In the sky the bright stars glittered On the grass the moonlight shone >From an august evening party I was seeing Nellie home White hairs mingled with my tresses Furrows steal upon my brow But a love smile cheers and blesses Life’s declining moments now Matron in the snowy kerchief Closer to my bosom come Tell me do’st thou still remember When I saw sweet Nellie home In the sky the bright stars glittered On the grass the moonlight shone >From an august evening party I was seeing Nellie home ****************** ALTERNATE VERSION: In the sky the bright stars glittered On the bank the pale moon shone And ‘twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party I was seeing Nellie home I was seeing Nellie home I was seeing Nellie home And ‘twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party I was seeing Nellie home On my arm a soft hand rested Rested like as ocean foam And ‘twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party I was seeing Nellie home I was seeing Nellie home I was seeing Nellie home And ‘twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party I was seeing Nellie home On my lips a whisper trembled Trembled till it dared to come And ‘twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party I was seeing Nellie home I was seeing Nellie home I was seeing Nellie home And ‘twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party I was seeing Nellie home On my life new hopes were dawning And those hopes have lived and grown And ‘twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party I was seeing Nellie home (Contributed by - September 2007)

    


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