Songs of the Sea

Home Boys Home

Pierce Campbell


When I was a young man sure I longed to see the world To sail around the sea in ships and see the sails unfurled I went to see my fortune on the far side of the hill I have wandered far and wide and of travel I’ve had my fill And it’s home boys home, home I’d like to be Home for a while in the old country Where the oak and the ash and the bonnie Rowan tree Are all growing greener in the old country Well I left my love behind me and I sailed across the tide I said that I’d be back again and take her for my bride But many years have gone and passed and still I’m far away I know she is my fond true love and waiting for the day Now I know there’s more to life than to wander and to roam Happiness and peace of mind can best be found at home For money can’t buy happiness and money cannot bind So I’m going home tomorrow to the girl I left behind