1. Home Boys Home

From the recording Home Boys Home


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