The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24205   Message #274537
Posted By: SINSULL
09-Aug-00 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: Lyr Add: FATHER, DEAR FATHER, COME HOME^^^
Leave me alone. I'm having fun.

FATHER, DEAR FATHER, COME HOME

Father, dear Father, come home with me now.
The clock in the steeple strikes one.
You said you were coming right home from the shop
As soon as your day's work was done.
The fire has gone out, the house is all dark,
And Mother's been waiting since tea
With poor little Benny so sick in her arms
And no one to help her but me.

CHORUS: "Come home, come home, come home.
Please Father, dear Father, come home."
These are the words of a child
Which the night winds repeat as they roam.
Oh, who could resist this most plaintive of prayers?
"Please Father, dear Father, come home."

Father, dear Father, come home with me now.
The clock in the steeple strikes two.
The night has grown colder and Benny is worse
And he has been calling for you.
Indeed he is worse. Ma says he will die
Perhaps before morning has dawned,
And this is the message she sent me to bring:
"Come quickly or he will be gone." CHORUS

Father dear Father come home with me now
The clock in the steeple strikes three
The house is so lonely. The night is so long
For poor weeping Mother and me.
Yes, we are alone. Poor Benny is dead,
And gone with the angels of light.
And these are the very last words that he said:
"I want to kiss papa goodnight." CHORUS

Obviously this was written as a plea for a Temperance Movement. A treasure that my Nana used to sing.

Mary