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Thread #2103   Message #1032289
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Oct-03 - 06:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Going Home / Goin' Home (Dvorak)
Subject: DTADD: Goin' Home
This version is from the New National Baptist Hymnal, a wonderful book that Jerry Rasmussen led me to.
-Joe Offer-

Goin' Home
Words: William Arms Fisher
Music: Antonin Dvorak

Goin' home, goin' home, I'm a-goin' home
Quiet-like, some still day, I'm just goin' home
It's not far, just close by, Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by, going to fear no more
Mother's there expecting me, Father's waiting, too
Lots of folk gathered there, All the friends I knew

Morning star lights the way, Restless dream all done
Shadows gone, break of day, Real life just begun
There's no break, there's no end, Just a-living on
Wide awake, with a smile going on and on
Goin' home, goin' home, I'm just goin' home
It's not far, just close by, Through an open door


© 1922, Oliver Ditson Co.