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Jim Dixon Lyr Req: Whippoorwill (various songs) (48) Lyr Add: (WHIPPOORWILL SINGS IN-...) JUST THE SAME 05 Feb 20


(OH, THE WHIPPOORWILL SINGS IN THE SYCAMORE) JUST THE SAME
(Walter Donaldson and J. Burke)
As recorded by Honey Duke and His Uke, Diva (2409-G), also Velvet Tone (1409-V), 1927.

VERSE: I never knew why I sigh like a baby,
But I'm tellin' you why:
Right now I vow I'm a baby,
And I never knew how.
I miss the bliss of a heaven, a heaven like this.
I'm home, back home, and I just can't help but shoutin': "I'm home!"

CHORUS: Oh, the whippoorwill sings in the sycamore just the same,
And the butterflies fly by the buttercups just the same.
Oh, the orioles call by the waterfall once again,
And the little red hen lays around all day,
Lays her eggs in the new-mown hay. [or "in the same old way"]
Oh, the katydids do what they do do just the same,
And the goldenrod nods to the daisies down the lane.
It must be heaven that I see,
For there's the one who waits for me
Just to tell me that she loves me just the same.


Other recordings at the Internet Archive:
Fred Rich and his Hotel Astor Orchestra, with vocal chorus by Frank Harris; Columbia (1018-D), 1927.
Dixie Daisies, Cameo (1192), 1927-07-05.
Eddie Miller's Dance Orchestra, Romeo (420), 1927-07-05.
(I figure the last 2 must be the same orchestra working under an alias.)


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