My canoe is under water And my banjo is unstrung I'm tired of living anymore; My eyes shall look downward And my songs shall be unsung While I stay on the old Kentucky shore. My eyes are getting blinded And I cannot see the way, Hark! Here is a banjo and fiddle version via YouTube.
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Communications- Milligan College Disclaimer: Farewell to the old Kentucky shore. Chorus Oh, my darling Nelly Gray, up in heaven there they say, That they'll never take you from me any more.
I'm a-coming-coming-coming, as the angels clear the way, Farewell to the old Kentucky shore! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 14 March Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories Retrieved July 26, Retrieved from " https: American folk songs Songs written by Benjamin Hanby 19th-century songs.
This was the inspiration for the song "Darling Nelly Gray, " which Hanby composed in while attending Otterbein College in Westerville. The song became popular among Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War and has often been regarded as the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of song. Creator Benjamin Hanby Composer.
Source Otterbein University, via Ohio Memory. Publisher Oliver Ditson Company.