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Sing Along… I’m Off to Find the Silver Polish


Well, the Virginia horse had to scratch. But there’s always a longshot to bet on… take my Advice. Papa needs a new bespoke suit!

My Old Kentucky Home (Newer lyrics)

The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home
‘Tis summer, the people are gay
The corn top’s ripe and the meadow’s in bloom
While the birds make music all the day
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor
All merry, all happy and bright
By ‘n by hard times come a-knocking at the door
Then my old Kentucky home, good night.


Weep no more my lady,
oh weep no more today.
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,
for the old Kentucky home far away.

They hunt no more for the ‘possum and the coon,
On meadow, the hill and the shore,
They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,
On the bench by that old cabin door.
The day goes by like a shadow o’er the heart,
With sorrow where all was delight.
The time has come when the people have to part,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night.

The head must bow and the back will have to bend,
Wherever the poor folks may go
A few more days and the trouble will end,
In the field where sugar-canes may grow.
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night.

6 thoughts on “Sing Along… I’m Off to Find the Silver Polish

  1. I’ve always been partial to “Kentucky Babe” myself. Skeeters am-a hummin’ on de honeysuckle vine….”

  2. My husband polishes silver for therapeutic reasons. It’s practically hypnotic. He actually enjoys it. I can’t do it, though; love the shine, hate the mess.

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