Back Home Lyrics

by Dolly Parton

Back home, back home, yes, I'm going back home

Why I can't believe it's been this long
Since I've seen mom and dad?
When I left my mountain home behind
I left them both so sad

My brothers and my sisters
That were babies then are grown
Years have past and now at last
I'm on my way back home

Back home, back home, yes, I'm going back home
To the factory smoke and city life, I'm sayin' 'So long'
I've shed a lot of tears through all the years that I've been gone
And I've spent a lot of time a-wishin' I could go back home

I got a letter from mama
And Mama asked me, I'd come back home
She says it sure is lonesome now
Since all of us kids are all growned up and gone

I just can't hardly stand the thoughts of
Momma and daddy being left there all alone
That's really all I need to know
Now I'm on the road back home

Back home, back home, yes, I'm going back home
To the smog an' smoke and city life, I'm sayin' 'So long'
I've shed a lot of tears through all the years that I've been gone
And I've spent a lot of time a-wishin' I could go back home

Back home, back home, yes, I'm going back home