Old Kentucky Home

A. W. AUNER’S CARD AND JOB PRINTING ROOMS, Tenth and Race Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.

Old Kentuky home

The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home,
’Tis summer, the darkies are gay,
The corn tops ripe, and the meadows are in bloom,
While the birds make music all the day.
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy and bright,
Bye and bye, ole hard times comes a knockin’ at the door,
Then my old Kentucky home, good-night.

Weep no more my lady, weep no more to-day,
We will sing one song for de old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home, far away;
Weep no more, my lady, weep no more to-day,
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home, far away.

They hunt no more for the possum or the coon,
On the meadow, the hill or the shore,
They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,
On the bench by the old cabin door;
The day goes by like a shadow o’er the heart,
With sorrow, where all was delight,
The time have come, when darkies have to part,
Then my old Kentucky home good-night.

The head must bow, and the back will have to bend,
Wherever the darkey may go,
A few more days and the trouble all will end,
In the field, where the sugar cane grow.
A few more days to tote the weary load,
No matter, ’twill never be light,
A few more days till we todder on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good-night.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg200859
  • Genre
    broadsides
  • Illustrated
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Extent
    19 cm x 10.5 cm
  • Title
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