I sit here on the bank and ponder About the home we left so far away And the dear family seen so long ago When I came here with you to stay We crossed the ocean, oh so wide For a home in a country strange and new We weathered life's storms together And after all those years our love's still true Though I must admit, deep in my heart For our dear homeland, I still yearn Ah, to see our families once again We said someday we would return I am so thankful for the gift of freedom Given by this country we've so enjoyed Yet I still hunger for our native land And my heart longs to fill this void Many years have come and gone Since we made that voyage so long ago Such hopes and dreams we had in store When I was your lass and you were my beau When my body is worn and weary And no longer able to cross the foam Take my hand and assure me dear Promise that you'll take me home Kathleen McCoy Eldridge© July 17, 2006 All Rights Reserved



"I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen"
The Great American Tunebook
Sequenced by Barry Taylor