Remember the Old Friends at Home.
Copyright, 1892, by Francis, Day & Hunter.
Written by T. L. Clay. Composed by Orlando Powell.
You are going to leave the old country, your fortune to seek far away,
And the hearts that have loved you from childhood will miss you for many a day.
But 'twill soften the grief of our parting, to know that where'er you may roam,
Tender memories shall now and then waken a thought of the old friends at home.
New friends and true friends be yours when we part,
And far distant countries you roam;
Yet keep for us still a kind place in your heart;
Remember the old friends at home.
Should misfortune or sorrow befall you, be sure that, though seas may divide,
Our hearts staunch And true are still breaking as when you last stood by our side.
You perchance may be hungry and homeless, or dwell 'neath a palace's dome,
Rich or poor, all the same we should welcome a tho't of the old friends at home.