Virginia

Kate Anderson

State Symbols

State Motto

"Sic semper tyrannis"

Latin for: "Thus always I bring death to tyrants"

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Famous People From virginia

Fifes and Drums Parade at Colonial Williamsburg, VA

places to visit in virginia

Carry Me Back to Old Virginia by James Bland


Carry me back to old Virginia,
There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow,
There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime,
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go,
There's where I labored so hard for old massa,
Day after day in the field of yellow corn,
No place on earth do I love more sincerely
Than old Virginia, the state where I was born.


CHORUS:

Carry me back to old Virginia,
There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow,
There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime,
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.


Carry me back to old Virginia,
There let me live 'till I wither and decay,
Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered,
There's where this old darkey's life will pass away.
Massa and missis have long gone before me,
Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore,
There we'll be happy and free from all sorrow,
There's where we'll meet and we'll never part no more.

CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY - Original 1878 Lyrics - Tom Roush
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(I took all of the pictures, including the fife and drum video, when we went to Virginia this past year)