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dulcimer Lyr Req: My Old Cottage Home (Carter Family) (4) Lyr Add: MY OLD COTTAGE HOME (Carter Family) 14 Jun 98


1. I am thinking tonight of an old cottage home
That stands of the brow of the hill,
Where in life's early morning I once loved to roam,
But now all is quiet and still.

CHORUS: My old cottage home, my old cottage home,
That stands on the brow of the hill,
Where in life's early morning I once loved to roam,
But now all is quiet and still.

2. Many years have gone by since in prayer there I knelt
With dear ones around the old hearth,
But my mother's sweet prayers in my heart still are felt.
I'll treasure them up while on earth.

3. One by one they have gone from the old cottage home.
On earth we shall see them no more,
But we'll meet them again on that beautiful shore,
Where partings will come never more.

Actually the song was recorded in 1930 and was written in 1880 by R. A. Glenn, published in a 1904 songbook and recorded six times before the Carters. The above is how I've heard it. I welcome corrections.


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