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HOME, DEARIE, HOME Cf. Joanna C. Colcord, Roll and Go Songs of American Sailormen, p. 87.
"Home, Daughter, Home." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August 13, 1930.
. 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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