Sammy Fain, Gordon McRae (#19 in 1949), Perry
Como, Bing Crosby, Jim Reeves, Dinah Shore
I love those dear hearts and gentle people who live in my home town.
Because those dear hearts and gentle people will never ever let you
They read the good book from "Fri." till Monday, That's how the weekend
I've got a dream house I'll build there one day with picket fence and
I feel so welcome each time that I return
That my happy heart keeps laughing like a clown.
I love those dear hearts and gentle people
Who live and love in my home town.
Notes: ~ the title
of this song was derived from a note in Stephen Foster's handwriting found
in his pocket after his death. Popular recordings by Bing Crosby (Decca),
Dinah Shore (Columbia) and Gordon MacRae (Capitol) and Perry Como. The song
was on "Your Hit Parade" for fifteen weeks.