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Just try to picture me back home in Tennessee.
Words by W.M. Jerome
Music by Walter Donaldson
New York : Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.

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I'm so happy, oh, so happy,
Don't you envy me?
Ileave 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;
Banjo ringing, darkies singing,
All this world seems bright.
The roses round the door
makes me love mother more
I'll see my sweetheart 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.

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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