Swanee River
Hugh Laurie Lyrics


Way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away.
That's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay.

Way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away-hey.
Wo, that's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay.
All up and down the whole creation,
Sadly I roam.
I'm a still a-longin' for the old plantation,
Oh, for the old folks at home.

Ah-oh-oh!

Oh, my my!

Well, way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away-hey.
Wo, that's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay.

All up and down the whole creation,
Sadly I roam.
I'm still a-longin' for the old plantation,
And for the old folks at home.

All the world is sad and dreary,
Ev'rywhere I roam.
Oh, darkies, how my heart grows weary,
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home.

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Written by: STEPHEN COLLINS FOSTER, PETER MEYER-BITS

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Grim The

Laurie told a tale that when he was a lad, he took piano lessons, he patiently went through a book of songs, because he wanted to play Swanee River, which was at the very end.
His teacher turned the page, made some dismissive remark about 'syncopation' and went on to the next book.
Laurie was so disappointed, he decided to take his musical education into his own hands.
He did rather well.

Ray Sanford

@Grim The OP

Curtis Beattie

How not to teach piano, see this example.

La Gatita

That makes me like him more

Virginia Connor

You never know! Another "dr."actor can also play instruments:David McCallum player oboe and English horn. He also sang with Nancy Sinatra and on his own when he was younger.

Grim The

@Eun-Sol Kim - I can't originally remember, but here's one source.

BarbarasUrates

These are great renditions of blues standards. Hopefully people wont start that nonsense about plagiarism, as I have said a thousands times, Blues don't fall outta thin air: its like Led Zeppelin's so called plagiarism, Zeppelin took from Robert Johnson, Johnson took from Charlie Patton, Patton took from Henry Sloan, and Sloan took from the musicians at Dockery Plantation. Blues is one big circle jerk. Until people realize that they will never understand what blues and folk is all about.

Kathleen Simpson

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. 😊

silv73969806

I love him, he can act, sing, and play instruments, what a genius😍😍😚😚

Ian Brewer

Very talented

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