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Bring back my wandering boy

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Bring back my wandering boy


       G                                    C                     G
1. Out in the cold world and far away form home

    somebody's boy is wandering alone,

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    no one to guide him and keep his footsteps right,

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  somebody's boy is homeless tonight.


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Bring back my boy, my wandering boy,

far, far away, wherever he may be.

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Tell him, his mother, with faded cheeks and hair,

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at their old home is waiting him there.     + instrumental = verse 2


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2. Out in the hallway there stands a vacant chair,

    yonder's the shoes my darling used to wear.

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    Empty the cradle, the one that's loved so well,

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    how I miss him, there's no tongue can tell.


+  CHORUS   + instrumental = verse 2


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3. Oh, could I see him and fold him to my breast,

    gladly I'd close my eyes and be at rest.

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    There is no other that's left to give me joy,

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   bring back my boy, my wandering boy.          +  CHORUS