Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
E. NASON & CO. SONG PUBLISHERS. 120 Fulton Street, New York
Carry me Back to Old Virginny.
Carry me back to old Virginny,
There’s where the cotton and the corn and tatoes grow,
There’s where the birds warble sweet in the spring-time,
There’s where this old darkey’s heart am long’d to go.
There’s where labored so hard for old Massa,
Day after day, in the field of yellow corn,
No place on earth do I love more sincerely
Than old Virginny, the State where I was born.
Carry me back to old Virginny
There let me live; ’till I wither and decay,
Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered,
There’s where this old darkey’s life will pass away.
Massa and Missus have long gone before me,
Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore,
There we’ll be happy and free from all sorrow,
There’s where we’ll meet and we’ll never part no more.