My Old Kentucky Home

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster

VERSE 1

  
    G                        C            G 
The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home,

                 A7         D 
'Tis summer, the people are gay,

    G                      C               G 
The corntop's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom,

                     D7            G 
While the birds make music all the day.

                            C            G 
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,

               A7        D 
All merry, all happy and bright;

     G                    C               G 
By'n by hard times comes aknocking at the door,

                     D7         G 
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

CHORUS

        C        G         C              G 
Weep no more, my lady, oh! weep no more today!

                              C            G 
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,

                     D7         G 
For the old Kentucky home, far away.

VERSE 2

     G                    C              G 
They hunt no more for the possum and the coon,

                  A7            D 
On the meadow the hill, and the shore;

     G                   C              G 
They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,

                    D7        G 
On the bench by the old cabin door.

                       C               G 
The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart,

                  A7        D 
With sorrow where all was delight;

    G                      C              G 
The time has come when the people have to part,

                     D7         G 
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

CHORUS

        C        G         C              G 
Weep no more, my lady, oh! weep no more today!

                              C            G 
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,

                     D7         G 
For the old Kentucky home, far away.

VERSE 3

    G                     C                 G 
The head must bow and the back will have to bend,

             A7         D 
Wherever the people may go;

  G                      C                G 
A few more days, and the trouble all will end,

                       D7          G 
In the field where the sugar canes grow;

                       C              G 
A few more days for to tote the weary load,

                  A7       D 
No matter, 'twill never be light;

  G                     C             G 
A few more days till we totter on the road,

                     D7         G 
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

CHORUS

        C        G         C              G 
Weep no more, my lady, oh! weep no more today!

                              C            G 
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,

                     D7         G 
For the old Kentucky home, far away.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major
Guitar A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major
Mandolin A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major
Piano A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major
Ukulele A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major