The Missouri Waltz
Performed By:  Eddy Arnold
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Hush a bye my baby
Slumber time is coming soon
Rest your head upon my breast
While mommy hums a tune
The sandman is callin' where
Shadows are fallin'
While the soft breezes sigh
As in days long gone by
Way down in Missouri
Where I heard this melody
When I was a little child
On my mommy's knees
The old folks were humming
Their banjoes were strumming
So sweet and low

Strum strum strum strum strum
Seems hear those banjoes
playin' once again
Hum hum hum hum hum
That same old plaintive strain

Hear that mournful melody
It just haunts you the whole day long
And you wander in dreams
Back to Dixie it seems
When you hear that old time song

Hush a bye my baby
Go to sleep on mommy's knee
Journey back to Dixieland
In dreams again with me
It seems like your mommy is
There once again
And the old folks were strumming
That same old refrain
Way down in Missouri
Where I learned this lullaby
When the stars were blinkin'
And the moon was climbin' high
Seems I hear voices low
As in days long ago
Singing hush a bye
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