My Minnesota Home (Swanee River)
Saturday, May 15, 2004
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Songbook version
Way down upon that old Mississippi River,
Not that far away
That's where I hope to live forever,
That's where I'm going to stay.

I've traveled 'cross the whole creation
Ten years and more
Right here I found my satisfaction
Down by the river shore.

All of the world, it is so sad and weary,
Everywhere I roam.
Oh mama, how I missed the prairie,
And my Minnesota home.

I walked along the Danube
Watched the tide come in on the Thames
Floated on the Hudson, the Columbia
Had a picnic by the Seine
All the world it is a world of rivers
Flowing to the sea
And here on the banks of the Mississippi
Is the place for me.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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