swanee lyrics – al jolson

i’ve been away from you a long time.
i never thought i’d miss you so.
somehow i feel
your love is real.
near you i want to be.
the birds are singing it is song time.
the banjo’s strumming soft and low.
i know that you
yearn for me too.
swannee, you’re calling me.

swanee, how i love you, how i love you
my dear old swanee.
i give the world to be
among the folks in d-i-x-i-
even though my mammy’s
waiting for me,
praying for me
down by the swanee.
the folks up north will see me no more
when i get to that swanee sh*r*.

(whistling)
i miss the old folks at home.

swanee, how i love you, how i love you
my dear old swanee.
i give the world to be
among the folks in d-i-x-i-
even though my mammy’s
waiting for me,
praying for me
down by the swanee.
the folks up north will see me no more
when i get to that swanee sh*r*.

/ al jolson lyrics