Mudcat Café message #64173 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2103   Message #64173
Posted By: Night Owl
18-Mar-99 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Going Home / Goin' Home (Dvorak)
Subject: RE: Going Home
I learned a slightly different version and again it seems its a song I've always known and have no idea where I first heard it. It's a beautiful song for the Autoharp and I know it to be sung frequently at funerals. I've also heard it sung in a few movies but can't remember what ones. Also thought this was an old "spiritual" as well, and the harmonies in it can be astounding in a group. I learned: "Going home, going home, I'm a going home, Mother's there, father too, I'm a going home". I can't quite remember the rest of the verses but will probably wake up from a sound sleep at some point remembering a few more lines. The only other lines I can remember now are...."It's not far, over there, through an open door......"