Sweet Sunny South

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Take me back to the place where I first saw the light
To the sweet sunny south, take me home
Where the mockingbirds sing me to sleep every night
Oh why was I tempted to roam?

Oh I think, with regret, of the dear home I left
And the warm hearts that sheltered me there
Of the wife and the dear ones of whom I'm bereft
For the old place again I do sigh

The path to our cottage, they say it has grown green
And the place is quite lonely around
And I know that the smiles and the forms I have seen
Now lie in the dark mossy ground

But yet I'll return to the place of my birth
Where the children have played round the door
Where they gathered wild blossoms, that hung round the path
I'll echo their footsteps no more

Take me back to the place where my little ones sleep
Poor Massa lies buried close by
By the graves of my loved ones, I long for to weep
And among them to rest when I die

Oh take me back to the place where I first saw the light
To the sweet sunny south, take me home
Where the mockingbirds sang me to sleep every night
Oh why was I tempted to roam?

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from Kidnap Alice, released April 22, 2011
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