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Words by Wm. Jerome
Music by Walter Donaldson

Successfully introduced by "Al. Jolson"

Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. Music Publishers Strand Theatre Bldg. (Broadway at 47th St. New York

Cover illustration signed Barbelle

Copyright MCMXV by Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder Co.

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I’m so happy, oh, so happy,
Don’t you envy me?
I leave today at three
For sunny Tennessee
Dad and mother, sis’ and brother,
Waiting for me there
And at the table,
Next to Mable,
There’s an extra chair.

Back home in Tennessee
Just try to picture me
Right on my mother’s knee,
She thinks the world of me,
All I can think of tonight
Is a field of snowy white;
Banjos ringing, darkies singing,
All this world seems bright.
The roses round the door
Makes me love mother more
I’ll see my sweet-heart Flo
And friends I used to know.
Why, they’ll be right there to meet me.
Just imagine how they’ll greet me
When I get back, when I get back
To my home in Tennessee.
Back home in – see.

At the station my relations
All will be on hand
With a Hometown band,
The best band in the land
Hezekiah and Maria
They’ll hand me a laugh,
And my old dad will be so glad,
He’ll kill the fatted calf.




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