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Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" is a song which was written by James A. Bland (1854–1911), an African American who wrote over 700 songs. Bland simply appropriated the song title.
As the state song of Virginia, "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny" grew roots, giving it even more staying power than "Dixie," and for many of its supporters, an intractable nostalgia. Defenders of the song point out that it was written by a black man and recorded by a number of black artists, Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles among them. But it's hard to defend lines like: There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go There's where I labor'd so hard for old Massa. This song inspired the title of Old Crow Medicine Show's 2012 album Carry Me Back, and also an original song they wrote for that album called "Carry Me Back to Virginia. The history of the song held a continual fascination for Old Crow's Ketch Secor. He decided to make a song that was similar in the sense that it praised something that was horrible beneath the surface, so he wrote "Carry Me Back to Virginia.
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Dutch Swing College Band 1960 Carry me back to old Virginny. ulajazz . . K views7 Years ago. 00:02:50. 1965) Sun 396 ''Carry Me Back To Old Virginia'' b/w (2:20) ''I Know What It Means'' Jerry Lee Lewis. 706 Union Avenue Sessions . K views1 Years ago. 00:01:57.
do I love more sincerely Than old Virginny, the state where I was born. Carry me back to old Virginny, There's where the cotton and the corn and tatoes grow, There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime, There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go. Carry me back to old Virginny, There let me live 'till I wither and decay, Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered, There's where this old darke'ys life will pass away
Than old Virginny, the state where I was born. Verse 2. Verse 3. Carry me back to old Virginny, There let me live 'till I wither and decay, Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered, There's where this old darke'ys life will pass away. Massa and missis have long gone before me, Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore, There we'll be happy and.