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VP_013159

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VP_013159 Verse 1I just dropped in to see you all and say I leave today, I'm on my way; I'm goin' back to sunny Dixieland, That's why I came to shake you by the hand. The minute when I cross that Dixie Line No more I'll pine, won't that be fine? Mister Captain, don't fail me, just hurry and sail me To that gal of mine. Chorus 1Floatin' down, my honey, floatin' down, Floatin' on the river down to Cotton Town; Just hear that whistle toot! toot! tootin' away, And those darkies singin', banjos ringin' till the break of day. Honey lamb, my little honey lamb, I'll come back to you and Alabam', While fields of sugar cane seem to welcome me again, Floatin' down to Cotton Town. Verse 2Just see those southern roses 'long the shore, There's just one more I'm longin' for; The cotton blossoms in the moonlight fair Remind me of my mammy's snowwhite hair. Just hear that music 'neath the southern moon While darkies croon a Dixie tune; Mister Captain, you've hurried, but don't keep me worried, Land me there right soon!

Physical Description

1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.

Publication Date

1919

Publisher

McKinley Music Co

Publication Place

Chicago

Floatin' Down To Cotton Town

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