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My Old Cabin Home

Song performed by: Dean Potter and Leslie Beukelman (vocals) and Tara Dirst (piano). Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.

1. I am going far away,
Far away to leave you now,
To the Mississippi valley I am going;
I will take my old banjo,
And I'll sing this little song,
Away down in my Old Cabin Home.

Here is my Old Cabin Home,
Here lies my sister and my brother,
Here lies my wife, the joy of my life,
And my child in the grave with its mother.

2. I am going to leave this land,
With this, our darky band,
To travel all the wide world over;
And when I get tired
I will settle down to rest,
Away down in my Old Cabin Home.


© 2005 Mark Twain's Mississippi River