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the old folks at home…..

My daughter’s grandparents are two of the sweetest people I know. We are going home in June to see them again.  This photo was taken in 2008 and so much has changed since then. 

Alan and Dixie - beloved parents and grandparents

 Whenever I think of the folks it always reminds me of a song we used to sing in school…..many years ago!!!   I always loved Stephen Foster’s songs and this was one of my favourites.

Old Folks at Home  
Way down upon de Swanee ribber,
Far, far away,
Dere’s wha my heart is turning ebber,
Dere’s wha de old folks stay.
All up and down de whole creation,
Sadly I roam,
Still longing for de old plantation,
And for de old folks at home.

[Chorus] All de world am sad and dreary,
Ebry where I roam,
Oh! darkeys how my heart grows weary,
Far from de old folks at home.

[Solo] All round de little farm I wandered
When I was young,
Den many happy days I squandered,
Many de songs I sung.
When I was playing wid my brudder
Happy was I –.
Oh! take me to my kind old mudder,
Dere let me live and die.

[Chorus] All de world am sad and dreary,
Ebry where I roam,
Oh! darkeys how my heart grows weary,
Far from de old folks at home.

One little hut among de bushes,
One dat I love,
Still sadly to my mem’ry rushes,
No matter where I rove
When will I see de bees a humming
30 All round de comb?
When will I hear de banjo tumming
Down in my good old home?

[Chorus] All de world am sad and dreary,
Ebry where I roam,
Oh! darkeys how my heart grows weary,
Far from de old folks at home

Stephen C. Foster
written 1851

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May 8, 2011 - Posted by | family, photography | ,

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