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Thread #2103   Message #10536
Posted By: Joe Offer
16-Aug-97 - 03:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Going Home / Goin' Home (Dvorak)
Subject: Lyr Add: GOING HOME (Dvorak, et al)
I found another version that's not quite so bogged down in simulated dialect. This is from the wonderful "Voices" CD, a choral collection from Windham Hill.

Goin' Home
Words & adaptation by William Arms Fisher
Music by 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, goin' to fear no more
Mother's there expecting me, Father's waiting too
Lots o' folk gather'd there, all the friends I knew
(All the friends I knew.)

Home, home, I'm goin' home.

Nothin' lost, all' gain
No more fret or pain
No more stumblin'on the way
No more longin'for the day
Goin'to roam no more
Mornin' star, lights the way
Restless dream, all done
Shadows gone, break o' day
Real life just begun
There's no break, ain't no end
Just a livin' on
Wide awake, with a smile
Through an open door.

I'm a goin' home, I'm just goin' home
Goin' home, goin' home (repeat)