Levee Lou

1912 sheet music cover.

Levee Lou where are you?
Honey, don't you tell me I'm forgotten
I'm out here waiting near
Hiding right behind the bales of cotton

Moon is bright loving night
Down the stream the banjos come a-ringin'
Don't you tease come out please
Can't you hear me on my knees a-singin'?

Levee Lou when the southern moon is dreaming
I sit and dream of you
On the Mississippi shore while candle lights are gleaming, sighing, too!
Like a stemboat when it's steaming,
Oh how I want you, want you want you my Levee Lou.

Where's your ma where's your pa?
I got such a creepy kind of feeling
If they see you with me
They'll be chasing me for chicken stealing.

There's one hope we'll elope
Cuddle up, my honey, don't you shiver
We can float in my boat
While the moon is shining on the river.

Levee Lou when the southern moon is dreaming
I sit and dream of you
On the Mississippi shore while candle lights are gleaming, sighing, too!
Like a stemboat when it's steaming,
Oh how I want you, want you want you my Levee Lou.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925.


The author died in 1952, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.