|Way down upon de Swanee Ribber, far far away
Dere's wha my heart is turning ebber
Dere's wha de old folks stay
All up and down de whole creation, sadly I roam
Still longing for de old plantation
And for de old folks at home
Written by Stephen Foster in 1851. He also authored Oh Susanna!, Camptown Races and My Old Kentucky Home.
Interestingly enough, he never visted or saw the Suwannee River!