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  • My Home Long Ago (Miller-Schletty)

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    An original song by Jack Miller and Richard Schletty about a homesick Irish emigrant. Sung by Richard in the studio of Northwest Community Television (www.nwct.org) for the Minnesingers showcase program (a project of the Minnesota Association of Songwriters). The series is being broadcast on public access TV in Minnesota. Details of the program: http://mnsongwriters.org/as......
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    My Home Long Ago

    It's been thirty long years since I left her,
    thirty long years to the day.
    I set out to find my good fortune,
    set out to make my own way.

    Like many that went out before me,
    I only dreamed of what could be.
    But now all my dreaming looks backward
    To my home across the sea.

    [chorus]
    Take, take me back to my home long ago
    Take, take me back to my home long ago

    Good luck to the anglers baiting.
    Good fortune in life's lottery.
    My own destiny is awaiting
    In my home across the sea.

    I'm hearing the pipes playing sweetly.
    The music and mirth make me smile.
    The dawn of a new day excites me,
    As I dream of my Emerald Isle!

    [bridge]
    And in my mind, oh, the memories prevail:
    The stone walls weaving through the meadow.
    The hanging mist as the fishermen set sail.
    It's where I still long to be -- my home long ago!

    [chorus]
    Take, take me back to my home long ago
    Take, take me back to my home long ago

    So many long hours in this faraway field.
    For love and for money I toil.
    Though all my fine labor has given me yield,
    I'd rather breath Ireland's soil.

    Now as the shadows do lengthen,
    I long to return to my source,
    the wellspring that will help me strengthen
    my sinews, my heart, my life force!

    [chorus]
    Take, take me back to my home long ago
    Take, take me back to my home long ago

    It's been thirty long years since I left her,
    thirty long years to the day.
    I set out to find my good fortune,
    set out to make my own way.

    Like many that went out before me,
    I only dreamed of what could be.
    But now all my dreaming looks backward
    To my home across the sea.

    ©2005, Jack Miller and Richard Schletty Show less
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