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Jim Dixon Lyr Req: Whippoorwill (various songs) (48) Lyr Add: THERE'S A WHIPPOORWILL A-CALLING 05 Feb 20


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THERE'S A WHIPPOORWILL A-CALLING
(H. MacKnight & Charles H. Roth)
As recorded by Vernon Dalhart & Carson Robison, Victor 21644-A, 1928.

1. Lonesome city of gold, I have made up my mind.
All the riches I own, all the love I can find
Are for someone so dear waiting silent and lone
Who will smile all the while when I wander back home.

2. There's a whippoorwill a-callin' in the honeysuckle vine.
Evenin' shadows softly fallin' 'round that dear old home of mine,
And the grass is white with blossoms underneath the apple tree.
I must wander way back yonder where my mother waits for me.

3. Lonesome evenin's in town, won't you come to an end?
I have all that I want but I'm missing a friend;
And the shadows of night seem to beckon me so
Through the years and the tears to the long, long ago.

[Repeat 2]


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