Dear Old Sunny South By the Sea
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


In my dear old home
I was happy as I could be
Where the mocking birds sang every night while I rest
In that little old log cabin by the sea

There is Mother and dear old Dad
Where I left I know it made them sad
So I′m going back to that dear old shack
Where I spent my happy days as a lad
Goodbye friends I'm leaving today
Goodbye friends I′m going far away
I'll be happy as can be on my dear old Mother's knee
In that little old log cabin by the sea

Writer(s): J. Rodgers, T. Cozzens

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Bernardo Tirelli

In my dear old southern home
I was happy as I could be
Where the mocking birds sing at night while they rest
In that dear old sunny south by the sea


(Yodel)

There's my mother and dear old dad
When I left I know it made them sad
So I'm going back to that dear old shack
Where I spent my happy days as a lad


(Yodel)


Goodbye friends I'm leaving today
Goodbye friends I'm going far away
I'll be happy and free near my dear old Mother's knee
In that little old log cabin by the sea


(Yodel)



All comments from YouTube:

Jason Hill

Jimmie's actually playing ukulele on this track. Julian Ninde is on guitar, and Ellsworth Cozzens is on steel guitar and mandolin. Together, they were the Three Southerners.

Kind Human

Discovered Jimmie a couple of years ago. Truly amazing songs!

Judy Lear

Thanks for posting...I grew up listening to Jimmie Rodgers...he was my dad's favorite singer...

Mitch Parish

This would have been my Dad's 101st birthday. He used to sing and play these songs including the yodeling parts when we were kids. Thank you for taking me back to those days in Corpus Christi.

York Classic Music

I discovered Jimmie from hearing his name on a Cowboy Copas song called Hillbilly Heaven. I was wondering who this Jimmie Rodgers guy was so I looked him up and came across his song T for Texas and it was like love at first sight! I love his music and his guitar playing style (I play guitar) I have mastered his style and I can sing like him but I still have to master that unique yodel of his. I have been wanting to learn how to make that train whistle sound he made also. I have noticed that those type of noises were popular in the 20's and 30's. In that song, Tuck Away my Lonesome Blues, someone was whistling and it sounded like an organ at first. If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it.

INDY OSKARS

PROFESSIONAL whistler and the way to master his train whistle is just to do it, in other words just practice it
(it DOES he´p a lil´ to put into the imagination ´I FEEL lonesome´, it really he´ps, not kidding ya ole son, try it).

INDY OSKARS

YOU GOT IT OLE SON, I DO A LIL´ JIMMIE AND DO IT BADLY, ME YODEL IS EVEN WORST, DON´T MIND, HE´S THE MASTER.

just because

Great Jimmie Rodgers Song Love this one Thanks,Keith Thumbs Up Cheers

Bernardo Tirelli

In my dear old southern home
I was happy as I could be
Where the mocking birds sing at night while they rest
In that dear old sunny south by the sea


(Yodel)

There's my mother and dear old dad
When I left I know it made them sad
So I'm going back to that dear old shack
Where I spent my happy days as a lad


(Yodel)


Goodbye friends I'm leaving today
Goodbye friends I'm going far away
I'll be happy and free near my dear old Mother's knee
In that little old log cabin by the sea


(Yodel)

Billy Murray Fan

Great by Jimmie Rodgers.

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