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Thread #60884 Message #975547
Posted By: Art Thieme
02-Jul-03 - 07:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Going Home Song (Jim James)
Subject: RE: The Going Home Song
"I'm Going Home"----as done by the Kingston Trio was written by FRED GEIS from Sacramento, California---early 1960s. The song climbed the charts to number ONE almost as soon as it came out. THEN it left the charts as quickly as it had arrived. Someone noticed that the tune for this song was the same as one Gounod had used in his opera FAUST. Later, it was used in a musical Broadway show about early Israel. It was the tune of the title song, "Land Of Milk And Honey".
I sang it on and off for about 40 years. FRED HOLSTEIN recorded it in the late 1960s on a very fine compilation album of Chicago folksingers who played at Earl Pionke's great Wells Street folk bar called The Earl Of Old Town.
Also on this album was Steve Goodman's first ever recording of his famous song "The City Of New Orleans".