Old Folks At Home

Chords and lyrics for Old Folks At Home by Stephen Foster

C 
Way down upon the  
F 
Swanee 
 
River,
C 
Far, far a
G 
way
C 
That’s where my heart is  
F 
turning 
 
ever
C 
That’s where the  
G 
old folks  
C 
stay
 
All up and down the  
F 
whole 
 
creation,
C 
Sadly I  
G 
roam
C 
Still longing for the  
F 
old 
 
plantation
C 
And for the  
G 
old folks at  
C 
home
 
G 
All the world is  
C 
sad and dreary,  
F 
everywhere I  
C 
roam
G 
C 
Oh, Lordy, how my  
F 
heart grows weary,
C 
far from the  
G 
old folks at  
C 
home
 
C 
All ’round the little  
F 
farm I wandered,
C 
When I was  
G 
young
C 
Then many happy days I  
F 
squandered,
C 
Many the  
G 
songs I  
C 
sung
C 
When I was playing  
F 
with my brother,
C 
Happy was  
G 
I
C 
Oh, take me to my  
F 
kind old mother,
C 
There let me  
G 
live and  
C 
die
 
G 
All the world is  
C 
sad and dreary,  
F 
everywhere I  
C 
roam
G 
C 
Oh, Lordy, how my  
F 
heart grows weary,
C 
far from the  
G 
old folks at  
C 
home
 
C 
One little hut a
F 
mong the bushes,
C 
One that I  
G 
love
C 
Still sadly to my mem’ry  
F 
rushes,
C 
No matter  
G 
where I  
C 
rove
C 
When shall I see the  
F 
bees a humming,
C 
All ’round the  
G 
comb
C 
When shall I hear the  
F 
banjo 
 
strumming,
C 
Down by my  
G 
good old  
C 
home
 
G 
All the world is  
C 
sad and dreary,  
F 
everywhere I  
C 
roam
G 
C 
Oh, Lordy, how my  
F 
heart grows weary,
C 
far from the  
G 
old folks at  
C 
home

Old Black Joe

Chords and lyrics for Old Black Joe by Stephen Foster

C 
Gone are the days
 
When my  
F 
heart was young and  
C 
gay
 
Of the  
Dm 
cotton fields  
G 
away
C 
Gone to the fields
 
Of a  
F 
better land, I  
C 
know
 
I  
G 
hear those gentle  
C 
voices 
 
 
F 
callin’ 
 
me
C 
Old 
 
 
G 
Black 
 
 
C 
Joe
 
Though my  
F 
head is bendin’  
C 
low
 
I  
G 
hear those gentle  
C 
voices 
 
 
F 
callin’ 
 
me
C 
Old 
 
 
G 
Black 
 
 
C 
Joe
 
C 
Why do I weep, when my  
F 
heart should feel no  
C 
pain,
 
Why do I sigh that my  
Dm 
friends come not  
G 
again?
C 
Grieving for forms now de
F 
parted long a
C 
go.
 
I  
G 
hear their gentle  
C 
voices 
 
 
F 
calling 
 
 
C 
Old 
 
 
G 
Black 
 
 
C 
Joe.
 
Though my  
F 
head is bendin’  
C 
low
 
I  
G 
hear those gentle  
C 
voices 
 
 
F 
callin’ 
 
me
C 
Old 
 
 
G 
Black 
 
 
C 
Joe
 
C 
Where are the hearts once so  
F 
happy and so  
C 
free?
 
The children so dear that I  
Dm 
held upon my
G 
knee?
C 
Gone to the shore where my  
F 
soul has longed to  
C 
go,
 
I  
G 
hear their gentle  
C 
voices 
 
 
F 
calling 
 
 
C 
Old 
 
 
G 
Black 
 
 
C 
Joe.
 
Though my  
F 
head is bendin’  
C 
low
 
I  
G 
hear those gentle  
C 
voices 
 
 
F 
callin’ 
 
me
C 
Old 
 
 
G 
Black 
 
 
C 
Joe

Oh Susanna

Chords and lyrics for Oh Susanna by Stephen Foster

 
Oh I  
A 
come from Alabama with a banjo on my  
E 
knee,
 
I’m  
A 
going to Louisiana, my true love  
E 
for to  
A 
see
 
It  
A 
rained all night the day I left, the weather it was  
E 
dry
 
The  
A 
sun so hot I froze to death; Susanna,  
E 
don’t you  
A 
cry.
 
D 
Oh, Susanna,  
A 
don’t you cry for  
E 
me
 
For I  
A 
come from Alabama,
 
with my banjo  
E 
on my  
A 
knee.
 
A 
I had a dream the other night when everything wa
E 
 
still,
 
I  
A 
thought I saw Susanna coming  
E 
up the  
A 
hill,
 
The  
A 
buckwheat cake was in her mouth, the tear was in her  
E 
eye,
 
I  
A 
said I’m coming from Dixieland, Susanna  
E 
don’t you  
A 
cry.
 
D 
Oh, Susanna,  
A 
don’t you cry for  
E 
me
 
For I  
A 
come from Alabama,
 
with my banjo  
E 
on my  
A 
knee.
 
A 
I soon will be in New Orleans, and then I’ll look
E 
around
 
And  
A 
when I find my gal Susanne, I’ll fall u
E 
pon the  
A 
ground.
 
But  
A 
if I do not find her, this darkey’ll surely  
E 
die,
 
and  
A 
when I’m dead and buried, Susanna  
E 
don’t you  
A 
cry.
 
D 
Oh, Susanna,  
A 
don’t you cry for  
E 
me
 
For I  
A 
come from Alabama,
 
with my banjo  
E 
on my  
A 
knee.

My Old Kentucky Home

Chords and lyrics for My Old Kentucky Home by Stephen Foster

 
The  
G 
sun shines  
G7 
bright on my
C 
old 
 
Kentucky
G 
home
 
‘Tis summer, the  
A7 
darkies 
 
are
D7 
gay
 
The  
G 
corn top’s  
G7 
ripe and the
C 
meadow’s 
 
in
G 
bloom
 
While the  
Em 
birds 
 
make
D 
music
D7 
all 
 
th
G 
 
day
 
G7 
The young f
C 
olks roll on  
G 
the little cabin floor
 
All merry, all  
A7 
happy 
 
and
D7 
bright
 
By ‘n  
G 
by hard  
G7 
times come a
C 
-knocking at the
G 
door
 
Then my  
Em 
old 
 
Kentucky
A7 
home
D7 
 
go
G 
od 
 
night.
 
G 
Weep no  
C 
more my  
G 
lady,
 
oh  
C 
weep no more to
G 
day.
 
We will sing one  
G7 
song for the
C 
old 
 
Kentucky
G 
home,
 
for the  
Em 
old 
 
Kentucky
A7 
hom
D7 
 
fa
G 
 
away.
 
G 
They 
 
hun
G7 
t no more for
C 
the ‘possum an
G 
d the coon,
 
On meadow, the  
A7 
hill and the
D7 
shore,
 
They  
G 
sing no  
G7 
more by the
C 
glimmer of the
G 
moon,
 
On the  
Em 
bench by that
D 
old
D7 
cabi
G 
 
door.
 
G7 
The day g
C 
oes by like a sh
G 
adow o’er the heart,
 
With sorrow where  
A7 
all was d
D7 
elight.
 
The  
G 
time has  
G7 
come when the
C 
darkies have to
G 
part,
 
Then my  
Em 
old 
 
Kentucky
A7 
home
D7 
 
go
G 
od 
 
night.
 
G 
Weep no  
C 
more my  
G 
lady,
 
oh  
C 
weep no more to
G 
day.
 
We will sing one  
G7 
song for the
C 
old 
 
Kentucky
G 
home,
 
for the  
Em 
old 
 
Kentucky
A7 
hom
D7 
 
fa
G 
 
away.
 
G 
Weep no  
C 
more my  
G 
lady,
 
oh  
C 
weep no more to
G 
day.
 
We will sing one  
G7 
song for the
C 
old 
 
Kentucky
G 
home,
 
for the  
Em 
old 
 
Kentucky
A7 
hom
D7 
 
fa
G 
 
away.

Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair

Chords and lyrics for Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair by Stephen Foster

G 
I dream o
C 
f Jeanie with th
G 
 
ligh
C 
 
brow
G 
 
hair,
Em 
Borne, like a
G 
va
C 
por,
G 
on 
 
the
A7 
summe
D7 
 
air
 
I  
G 
see her  
C 
tripping where the  
G 
bright 
 
 
C 
streams 
 
 
G 
play,
A7 
Happy as the
D 
dai
Em 
sies 
 
tha
D 
 
danc
A7 
e on h
D 
er 
 
way.
D7 
Many were the wild notes he
G 
r merry voice would pour,
C 
Many were the  
G 
blithe birds  
G7 
that
Bm 
warbled 
 
them
D7 
o’er:
 
Oh! I  
C 
dream of  
C 
Jeanie with the  
G 
light 
 
 
C 
brown 
 
 
G 
hair,
Am 
Floating
Em 
like 
 
 
G 
 
v
C 
apor
A 
, on the sof
D7 
 
summ
G 
er 
 
air.

Hard Times Come Again No More

Chords and lyrics for Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Foster

D 
Let us pause in life’s pleasur
A 
es and count it  
D 
s many tears,
G 
while we  
D 
all sup sorrow  
A 
with the  
D 
poor
 
There’s a song that will linger for
A 
ever in our  
D 
ears;
G 
Oh, 
 
 
D 
hard times come a
A 
gain no  
D 
more.
 
D 
Tis the song, the sigh of the  
G 
wear
D 
y,
 
hard times, hard times, come a
E 
gain no  
A 
more
 
Many  
D 
days you have lingered a
A 
round my cabin  
D 
door;
G 
Oh, 
 
 
D 
hard times come a
A 
gain no  
D 
more.
 
D 
While we seek mirth and be
A 
auty and music l
D 
ight and gay,
G 
there are  
D 
frail forms  
A 
fainting at the  
D 
door
 
Though their voices are silent, their  
A 
pleading looks will  
D 
say;
G 
Oh, 
 
 
D 
hard times come a
A 
gain no  
D 
more.
 
D 
Tis the song, the sigh of the  
G 
wear
D 
y,
 
hard times, hard times, come a
E 
gain no  
A 
more
 
Many  
D 
days you have lingered a
A 
round my cabin  
D 
door;
G 
Oh, 
 
 
D 
hard times come a
A 
gain no  
D 
more.
 
D 
Tis the song, the sigh of the  
G 
wear
D 
y,
 
hard times, hard times, come a
E 
gain no  
A 
more
 
Many  
D 
days you have lingered a
A 
round my cabin  
D 
door;
G 
Oh, 
 
 
D 
hard times come a
A 
gain no  
D 
more.
 
D 
Tis the song, the sigh of the  
G 
wear
D 
y,
 
hard times, hard times, come a
E 
gain no  
A 
more
 
Many  
D 
days you have lingered a
A 
round my cabin  
D 
door;
G 
Oh, 
 
 
D 
hard times come a
A 
gain no  
D 
more.

Camptown Races

Chords and lyrics for Camptown Races by Stephen Foster

D 
The Camptown ladies sing this song,
A 
Doo-da, 
 
Doo-da
 
The  
D 
Camptown racetrack’s five miles long
A 
Oh, de doo-da  
D 
day
 
D 
Goin’ to run all night
G 
Goin’ to run all  
D 
day
 
I  
D 
bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
A 
Somebody bet on the  
D 
gray
 
D 
Oh, the long tailed filly and the big black horse,
A 
Doo-da, 
 
doo-da
D 
Come to a mud hole and they all cut across,
A 
Oh, de doo-da  
D 
day
 
D 
Goin’ to run all night
G 
Goin’ to run all  
D 
day
 
I  
D 
bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
A 
Somebody bet on the  
D 
gray
 
D 
I went down there with my hat caved in,
A 
Doo-da, 
 
doo-da
 
I  
D 
came back home with a pocket full of tin
A 
Oh, de doo-da  
D 
day
 
D 
Goin’ to run all night
G 
Goin’ to run all  
D 
day
 
I  
D 
bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
A 
Somebody bet on the  
D 
gray
 
D 
Goin’ to run all night
G 
Goin’ to run all  
D 
day
 
I  
D 
bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
A 
Somebody bet on the  
D 
gray

Beautiful Dreamer

Chords and lyrics for Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster

D 
Beautiful dreamer,  
G 
wake unto me,
A 
starlight and  
Asus2 
dewdrops 
 
 
A 
are waiting  
D 
for 
 
thee
 
Sounds of the rude world  
G 
heard in the day,
A 
lull’d by the  
Asus2 
moonlight 
 
h
A 
ave all pas
D 
s’d 
 
away!
 
D 
Beautiful dreamer,  
G 
queen of my song,
A 
list while I  
Asus2 
woo thee w
A 
ith soft  
D 
melody
 
Gone are the cares of  
G 
life’s busy throng,
A 
beautiful 
 
 
Asus2 
dreame
A 
r, awake u
D 
nto 
 
me!
 
D 
Beautiful dreamer, a
G 
wake unto me,
A 
beautiful 
 
 
Asus2 
dream
A 
er, out on  
D 
the 
 
sea,
 
Mermaids are chaunting the  
G 
wild 
 
lorelie;
A 
over the  
Asus2 
stream
A 
let vapors  
D 
are 
 
borne,
 
D 
Waiting to fade at the  
G 
bright coming morn,
A 
beautiful 
 
 
Asus2 
dream
A 
er, beam on
D 
my 
 
heart
 
E’en as the morn on the  
G 
streamlet and sea;
A 
then will all  
Asus2 
clouds
A 
of 
 
sorro
D 
 
depart,
 
A 
Beautiful 
 
 
Asus2 
dreame
A 
r, awake u
D 
nto 
 
me!
G 
Beautiful 
 
 
D 
dreamer, 
 
a
A 
wake unto  
D 
me!