I went down to Virginia and no one sent for me, I went down to Virginia to see what I could see. Well I found the horses that some of the gals took bets, The spirits of the states are guaranteed high sets So I stayed down in Virginia 'cause that looked good to me. I went down to Virginia and I didn't know a soul, No wonder folks befriend ya, their hearts are made of pure gold. While the civic minded citizens are all so kind, They feed you with you hook a fish on every line, So I stayed down in Virginia, that's how much I've been sold. So bless the day that brought me here, And bless the folks I love so dear. Well, brother, if you ever plan a'coming this way, You find the things that's just exactly like I say. I stayed down in Virginia, Virginia USA.
Yes, I went down to Virginia, I went by my request, No one needs recommend ya, 'cause you are a welcome guest. Well, I never thought I'd find a place where I could be Just happy as a jaybird in a cherry tree, So I stayed down in Virginia, 'cause that's the very best, So bless the day that brought me here, And bless the folks I love so dear. Why, I plumb forgot to mention 'bout the biggest deal, My gal is named Virginia, that's Virginia real, So I stayed down in Virginia, Virginia, Virginia, USA.