(Morey / Trent)
as recorded by The Boswell Sisters
with The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
June 15th 1933 New York
My Swanee mammy, no longer will I roam,
Your boy is comin' home.
It's oh so plain to see,
Mammy I can hear you callin' me.
I've been so weary,
Not a soul to cheer me,
I'm lonely as can be!
I was a fool to leave you,
Swanee mammy, never no more!
I made a rule, believe me,
To stay around your cabin door.
Swanee mammy, no longer will I roam,
Swanee mammy, your boy is comin' home.
Swanee mammy, my love will lead me on
To your doorway, 'cause that's where I belong!
Mountains I've climbed, rivers I've crossed,
I knew it had to be!
Mile after mile,
Your sunny smile
Just kept on helping me back to
Swanee mammy, your boy is comin' home!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - November 2014)