American Old Time Song Lyrics: 24 Calling Me Back To The Old Home

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Calling Me Back to the Old Home.
Copyright, 1889, by H. Kallenberg.
Words by George Cooper. Music by J. P. Skelly.

I hear it wherever I'm roaming,
A whisper so loving and sweet;
It comes to my heart in the gloaming
And tells me the dear ones I'll meet.
My heart yearns with fondest affection
To wander afar o'er the main;
They're calling me back to the old home,
The home of my loved ones again.

Come back, come back,
They fondly call, "come back."
They're calling me back to the home I love so well,
I long for their smiles with a joy no heart can tell,
For here I grow lonely with sadness,
But there is all sunlight and gladness;
They're calling me back to the old home,
Afar beyond the main;
Still calling me back to the old home,
My dear old home again.

It seems many years since we parted.
And yet those dear faces I know,
Have cheered me when alone, weary-hearted,
As roses are cheered by the dew.
A mother, with snowy white tresses,
Is watching for me at the pane;
She's calling me back to the old home,
The home of my childhood again.-Ref. & Cho.

I go where the loved ones are sighing
To welcome the wanderer once more;
I'll haste, like the bird swiftly flying,
To yon distant home-nest of yore.
This world cannot give me the gladness
That waits for me o'er the main;
They're calling me back to the old home,
The home of my heart once again.-Ref. & Cho.
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