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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
483 Longer That You Linger In Virginia, The Roy Fox ahb Walter Donaldson Ballard MacDonald `31 London December 30, 1931 GB-3761-1 Dec F-2760 M-1014 oz Roy Fox (Missing ill); Jim Easton, Ernest Ritte (alto saxophones, clarinets); Harry Berly (tenor saxophone, viola, ocarina); Nat Gonella, Sid Buckman (trumpets); Joe Ferrie (trombone); Lew Stone (piano); Al Bowlly (guitar); Tiny Winters (bass); Bill Harty (drums). Arranger: Lew Stone.
The Longer That You Linger In Virginia

The Longer That You Linger In Virginia

(Walter Donaldson / Ballard MacDonald)


Roy Fox and his Band

Roy Fox fell ill with pleurisy and his doctors sent him to Switzerland to recover; leaving Lew Stone in charge. Roy Fox was absent from November 1931 to April 1932.


The Longer That You Linger In Virginia
The more you long to stay
When you hear a loving tune that bluebirds sing
You'll forget your worry and then everything
For it seems to grip the very heart within ya
And it will cause you to break away
The Longer That You Linger In Virginia
The more you long to stay