Lyrics

Verse 1
I’m dreaming now of Hally,
Sweet Hally, sweet Hally,
I’m dreaming now of Hally,
For the thought of her is one that never dies;
She’s sleeping in the valley,
In the valley, in the valley,
She’s sleeping in the valley,
And the mockingbird is singing where she lies.

Refrain
Listen to the mockingbird,
Listen to the mockingbird,
The mockingbird still singing o’er her grave;
Listen to the mockingbird,
Listen to the mockingbird,
Still singing where the weeping willows wave.

Verse 2
Ah! well I yet remember,
Remember, remember,
Ah! well, I yet remember,
When we gather’d in the cotton, side by side;
‘Twas in the mild September,
September, September,
‘Twas in the mild September,
And the mockingbird is singing where she lies. Refrain

This was an big hit of the 19th century – one historian claims it sold 20 million copies of the sheet music.. (Read more here)


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