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VP_006847 Verse 1Old Kentucky's sons, bravely shoulder guns, when the band begins to play There are tears and sighs, there are fond goodbyes, As they start to march away Off to fight the foe, boys in blue they go, Sons of men who wore the gray If each soldier's heart, could but speak its part, you would hear it softly say. Chorus 1Fare thee well my old Kentucky, Fare thee well my Grass of Blue Fare thee well Sweet heart and mother 'tis for Country and for you Fare thee well all I love dearest Far away from you I roam, Weep no more my Lady" Farewell my old Kentucky Home. Verse 2Old Kentucky's sons, fight on by their guns, 'till at last the victry's won Then from far and near, comes the ringing cheer, "Old Kentucky, Nobly Done." But there's sadness too, with the boys in blue, and they sigh for those who fell. comrades of the past, who have said their last, dear Kentucky fare thee well.
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Nathan, Joe and Costello, Bartley, "Fare Thee Well My Old Kentucky" (1906). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 1864.