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HOME, DEARIE, HOME Cf. Joanna C. Colcord, Roll and Go Songs of American Sailormen, p. 87.
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"Home, Daughter, Home." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August 13, 1930.
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. It's home, daughter, home, And it's home you ought to be; It's home, daughter, home, In your own countree. Where the oak and the ash And the fine willow tree, All a-growing green In the North Amerikee.
. There came a jolly sailor To my house to lodge. He called for a candle To light him to bed. He called for a candle To light him to bed And likewise a napkin To bind up his head.
. 1 lit him to bed Like 1 ought for to do And says, "Pretty girl, Won't you jump in too?" I jumped in behind him To keep myself warm, Thinking a sailor Wouldn't do me any harm.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III