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Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody

    (Jean Schwartz, Sam Lewis, Joe Young)

Transcribed from vocals by Al Jolson, recorded Mar. 13, 1918, (from the musical Sinbad)
From The Broadway Musical, vol 1: 1918 - 1929, Chansons Actualites; CIN025.

Transcribed from vocals by Al Jolson, recorded
Mammy mine, your little rolling stone that rolled away, rolled away,
Mammy mine, your rolling stone is rolling home today, there to stay!
I want to see your smiling face, smile a welcome smile,
I want to feel your fond embrace, listen, Mammy mine!

Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody,
When you croon, croon a little tune from the heart of Dixie!
Just hang that cradle, Mammy mine,
On the Mason-Dixon line,
And swing it from Virginia
To Tennessee with all the pull that's in ya.

"Weep No More, My Lady," sing that song again for me,
And "Old Black Joe," just as though you had me on your knee!
A million baby kisses I'll deliver,
If you will only sing that "Swanee River,"
Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye baby with that Dixie melody.

Rock-a-bye, hush-a-bye, ah, with a Dixie melody,
When you croon, croon a little tune from the heart of Dixie!
Just hang that cradle, Mammy mine,
Right on that Mason-Dixon line,
And swing it from Virginia
To Tennessee with all the pull that's in ya.

Ah, they're playing "Weep No More, My Lady!"
Mammy, sing it again for me,
And "Old Black Joe," just as though you had me on your knee!
A million baby kisses -- [kissing sounds] -- I'll deliver,
If you will, oh please sing the "Swanee River,"
Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye baby with that Dixie melody.



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