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The Floating Scow of Old Virginia
Music from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books

Lyrics by Charles T. White

The floating scow of old Virginia
I worked from day to day
A raking among the oyster beds
To me it was but play
But now I'm old and feeble too
I cannot work anymore
Oh carry me back to Old Virginia
To the Old Virginia shore

Chorus:
Oh carry me back to Old Virginia
To the Old Virginia shore
Oh carry me back to Old Virginia
To the Old Virginia shore

Oh, if I were young again
I'd lead a different life
Lay up some money and buy some land
And take Dinah for my wife
But now I'm getting old and gray
I cannot work anymore
Oh carry me back to Old Virginia
To the Old Virginia shore

Chorus

Oh when I'm dead and gone to rest
Lay the old banjo by my side
Let the possum and 'coon to the funeral fo
For they were my only pride
Then in soft repose I'll take my sleep
And I'll dream forever more
You carried me back to old Virginia
To the Old Virginia shore

Chorus

From The Long Winter

 

 

 


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