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The Old Folks At Home Lyrics

from 40 Irish Songs Everyone Ought to Know

"The Old Folks At Home" is track #6 on the album 40 Irish Songs Everyone Ought to Know.
"The Old Folks At Home" is track #6 on the album 40 Irish Songs Everyone Ought to Know.

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Lonely I wander through scenes of my childhood
They call back to memory those happy days of yore
Gone are the old folk, the house stands deserted
No light in the window, no welcome at the door

Here's where the children played games on the heather
Here's where they sailed their wee boats on the burn
Where are they now? Some are dead, some have wandered
No more to their home shall those children return

Lonely's the house now and lonely the moorland
The children are scattered, the old folk are gone
Why stand I here like a ghost or a shadow?
'Tis time I was movin' ... 'tis time I passed on.

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