by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)
Translation

The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky...
Language: English  after the English 
The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky home,
'Tis summer, and people are gay;
The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the 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 comes 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 My Old Kentucky Home
For My Old Kentucky Home, far away. 

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ITA ; composed by Stephen Collins Foster.

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