Mah Lindy Lou (Paul Robeson)

“Mah Lindy Lou” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Mah Lindy Lou” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Lily Strickland.
Tune: Lily Strickland.


Honey, did you hear that mockingbird sing last night?
O Lord, he was singin’ so sweet in the moonlight!
In that old magnolia tree,
Bustin’ his heart with melody,
I know, he was singin’ of you,
My Lindy Lou, Lindy Lou!
O Lord, I’d lay right down and die
If I could sing like that bird sings to you,
My little Lindy Lou!

Lindy, did you smell that honeysuckle vine last night?
O Lord, he was smellin’ so sweet in the moonlight!
Clingin’ ’round my cabin door,
Reckon it’s cause he loves you so!
Honey, that’s the way I love you,
My Lindy Lou, Lindy Lou!
O Lord, I’d lay right down and die
If I could be as sweet as that to you,
My little Lindy Lou!

Lindy, did you feel that south wind blow last night?
Honey, it was kissin’ you sweet in the moonlight!
Blowin’ ‘round that old bayou,
Seems to say it loves you so!
Honey, that’s the way I love you,
My Lindy Lou, Lindy Lou!
O Lord, I’d lay right down and die
If I could be that wind a-kissin’ you,
My little Lindy Lou!


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