I've traveled o'er this country wide
A seekin' fortune fair
I've been down the two coast lines
I've traveled every where
From Portland East and Portland West
And back along the line
I'm goin' now to a place that's best
That old home town of mine.
Eight more miles and Louisville
Will come in to my view
Eight more miles on this old road
And I 'll never more be blue
I knew some day that I'd come back
I knew it from the start
Eight more miles to Louis ville
The home town of my heart.
There's sure to be a girl somewhere
That you like best of all
Mine lives down in Louisville
She's long and she is tall
But she's the kind that you can't find
A ramblin' through the land
I'm on my way this very day
To win her heart and hand.
Now I can picture in my mind
A place we'll call our home
A humble little hut for two
We'll never want to roam
The place that's right for that love site
Is in those bluegrass hills
Where gently flows the O-hi-o
By a place called Louis ville.