Benjamin R. Hanby, 1856
There's a low green valley by the old Kentucky shore|
Where we've whiled many happy hours away,
A-sitting and a-singing by the little cottage door,
Where lived my darling Nelly Gray.
Oh my poor Nelly Gray, they have taken you away
And I'll never see my darling any more.
I'm a-sitting by the river and I'm weeping all the day
For you're gone from the old Kentucky shore.
2. One night I went to see her but "she's gone" the neighbors say,
3. My canoe is under water and my banjo is unstrung|
I'm tired of living anymore;
My eyes shall look downward and my songs shall be unsung
While I stay on the old Kentucky shore.
4. My eyes are getting blinded and I cannot see my way,
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