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Songbob Lullabies? Got any? (30) Lyr Add: THE LONG ROAD IS TAKING US HOME 27 Nov 98


I've liked Tom Paxton's "The Long Road Is Taking Us Home," from his car songs recording (don't recall the actual title). It's perfect in its description of the feeling of ending a long road trip, the kind that has the kids sleeping in the back seat when you finally get home.

Here are the lyrics I remember:

THE LONG ROAD IS TAKING US HOME

Down through the valley, and up through the glen,
Round the big mountain, and back down again.
Mile after mile, right down to the end,
The long road is taking us home.

Chorus:

The long road is taking us home.
The long road is taking us home.
Poor weary travellers, off on our own,
The long road is taking us home.

Sheep on the mountain come home to their sheds,
Poor weary travelers long for their beds;
Now we are ready to lay down our heads,
The long road is taking us home.

Repeat Chorus

Out on the prairie we drive through the storm
The wind may blow high and the lightning perform;
We're headed for where we'll be safe, dry and warm,
The long road is taking us home.

Repeat Chorus

Soft as the moonlight the lullaby goes,
Down through the valley the deep river flows.
Weary with traveling, the wanderer knows
The long road is taking us home.


Copyright 1993(?) Tom Paxton

There you have it. You'll have to buy his recording, though, to get the music. I heartily recommend it.


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