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Thread #2103   Message #7712
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Jun-97 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Going Home / Goin' Home (Dvorak)
Subject: Lyr Add: GOIN' HOME / GOING HOME
Well, I found this on a Deja News search, but the lyrics aren't quite what I'm familiar with. I think the familiar lyrics are by jazzman Art Tatum, but I haven't found them yet. The tune, apparently, is a Dvorak original, written in the style of a American Negro spriritual. the words came later. Can anybody come up with the other lyrics?
-Joe Offer-

The source for this particular version is "The Church Piper" by K. E. MacDonald.

Goin' Home

Goin' home, goin' home,
I'm a goin' home;
Quiet like, some still day,
I'm jes' goin' home.

It's not far, jes' close by,
Through an open door;
Work all done, care laid by,
Gwine to fear no more.

Mother's there 'spectin me,
Father's waitin' 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's gain,
No more fret nor pain,
No more stumblin' on the way,
No more longin' for the day,
Gwine to roam no more!

Mornin' star lights the way,
Res'less dream all done;
Shadows gone, break o' day,
Real life jes' begun.
Dere's no break, ain't no end,
Jes' a livin' on;
Wide awake, with a smile,
Goin' on and on.

Goin' home, goin' home,
I'm jes' goin' home;
It's not far, jes' close by,
Through an open door.
I'm jus' goin' home.
Goin' home.

Words and adaptation by William Arms Fisher


Here's another version:

Going Home

Going Home Going Home
I am going home
Quiet like some still day
I am going home

Jesus calls me home
Jesus calls me home
Jesus calls me
I will follow
Jesus calls me home

Going Home Going Home
I am going home
Quiet like some still day
Jesus calls me home

Music by A. Dvorak, Public Domain
Arranged and adapted by Greg Flesch and Terry Taylor
Arrangement 1987 Broken Songs (ASCAP)