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Thread #21744   Message #544944
Posted By: wysiwyg
07-Sep-01 - 11:34 PM
Thread Name: The first song of the Carter Family
Subject: Lyr Add: THE WANDERING BOY (Carter Family)
As recorded by the Carter Family, 1927 (Victor 20877, Montgomery Ward 7446)

Out in the cold world and far away from home,
Somebody's boy is wand'ring alone,
No one to guide him and keep his footsteps right.
Somebody's boy is homeless tonight.

Out in the hallway, there stands a vacant chair.
Yonder the jewels my darling used to wear.
Give me the cradle, the one that's loved so well.
How I miss him there's none can tell.

CHORUS: Bring back my boy, my wandering boy,
Far, far away, wherever he may be
Tell him his mother with faded cheeks and hair,
At their old home is waiting him there.

Oh, could I see him and fold him to my breast,
That way I'd close my eyes and be at rest.
There is no other that's left to give me joy.
Bring back my boy, my wandering boy.

Well I remember the parting words he said:
"We'll meet again where no sad tears are shed.
There'll be no goodbyes in that bright land so fair.
When done with life I'll meet you up there." CHORUS