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Lyr Req/ADD: Coming Home (Steven Clark)

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Subject: Lyr Req: coming hoime
From: GUEST,auldreekie
Date: 25 Sep 17 - 04:13 PM

i am looking for lyrics for a song i believe is called coming home the chorus is coming home to the land they've never been,coming home to a place they've never seen,coming home to a family they have never known all jock tamsons bairns are coming home.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: coming hoime
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Sep 17 - 04:56 PM

COMING HOME

Put a light in the window,
(all)                Your brother's coming home,
(women)        Set a meal on the table,
(all)                Your brother's coming home,
He'll be tired and weary after all these years alone,
He's coming home, your brother's coming home.

(women)        Take the chain from the door,
(all)                Your sister's coming home,
(women)        Open wide your arms,
(all)                Your sister's coming home,
                Don't leave her standing there after all the pain she's known,
                She's coming home, your sister's coming home.        
Chorus
(harmony)        Coming home to a place they've never been,
                Coming home to a land they've never seen,
Coming home to a family they have never known,
        All Jock Tamson's bairns ...are coming home.

(women)        He's been angry and afraid,
(all)                Your father's coming home,
(women)        He's been hounded and betrayed,
(all)                Your father's coming home,
                And with every act of kindness a seed of hope is sown
                He's coming home, your father's coming home.

(women)        Bring her in from the cold,
(all)                Your mother's coming home,
(women)        Sit her down by the fire,
(all)                Your mother's coming home,
                Make her warm, make her welcome before the chance is gone,
She's coming home, your mother's coming home.        
        
Chorus        Coming home, etc
(harmony)

(all)                From Iraq and Zimbabwe,
                Your family's coming home,
And from Turkey and Somalia,
Your family's coming home,
Seeking rest and refuge they have never known        
They're coming home, your family's coming home        .

Chorus        Coming home, etc                
(harmony)        
                Rep last line – All Jock Tamson's bairns.....are coming home.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: coming hoime
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Sep 17 - 05:00 PM

OOPs, that posted before I'd finished editing! You don't have to use that arrangement exactly!
Written by friend and excellent songwriter from near Glasgow, Steven Clark in the 2000s: he submitted this song in a songwriting competition in which I also took part: not surprisingly, he won! Now sung by just about every community singing group and in every singin session in Scotland!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: coming hoime
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 25 Sep 17 - 05:21 PM

Steven Clarke - (All Jock Tamson's Bairns Are) Coming Home
https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?id=40619&lang=en 

sung by
Ian Bruce - Comin' Hame
https://youtu.be/m1N-N6Z7gCY 


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Subject: ADD: Coming Home (Steven Clark)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 17 - 06:02 PM

Here are the lyrics from Steven Clark's Website:
COMING HOME
(Steven Clark)

Put a light in the window
Your brother's coming home
Set a meal on the table
Your brother's coming home
He'll be tired and weary
After all these years alone
He's coming home, your brother's coming home

Take the chain from the door,
Your sister's coming home
Open wide your arms
Your sister's coming home
Don't leave her standing there
After all the pain she's known
She's coming home, your sister's coming home

CHORUS
Coming home to a place they've never been
Coming home to a land they've never seen
Coming home to a family they have never known
A' Jock Tamson's bairns
Are coming home

He's been angry and afraid
Your father's coming home
He's been hounded and betrayed
Your father's coming home
And with every act of kindness
A seed of hope is sown
He's coming home. Your father's coming home

CHORUS

Bring her in from the cold
Your mother's coming home
Sit her down by the fire
Your mother's coming home
Make her warm, make her welcome
Before the chance is gone
She's coming home, your mother's coming home

CHORUS

From Iraq and Somalia,
Your family's coming home
And from Syria and Gaza
Your family's coming home
Seeking rest and refuge
They have never known
They're coming home, Your family's coming home

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coming Home
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 25 Sep 17 - 06:02 PM

Sorry, scratch the e from Clarke.


And here is his current website
http://stevenclarksongs.me.uk/lyrics.html#COMING_HOME

but it's worth pasting some of the text from that other link above
" ... It's also been arranged in a four-part version for Edinburgh choir Protest In Harmony, and is sung by the Eurydice choir. [[http://www.sundayherald.com/53500|"Coming Home" is mentioned here], and also in "Weegies vs Edinbuggers 2" by Ian Black.
This song uses the Scots saying "We're all Jock Tamson's bairns". Broadly speaking, it means: We are all one family, the same under the skin, it takes all sorts. 'I live in Bishopbriggs, a more-or-less comfy suburb of Glasgow. Each day I travel by bus through Sighthill and Red Road, where many immigrants and refugees are housed. The song was a reaction to some of the casual, petty racism and begrudgery that occurs on a daily basis.' "


~~~~~~~~~
& Ian Bruce's page
https://www.ianbruce.org 


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Coming Home (Steven Clark)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Sep 17 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for fixing the formatting Joe! Steven has himself changed some of the countries mentioned in the last verse in line with world events,as you'll see from the version I posted, and the one Joe put up.
Ian Bruce was in fact the judge at that songwriting competition I mentioned above, and asked Steven for permission to record it.
It us also sung by the following Edinburgh and Lothians singing groups: Linten Adie, Sangstream, Sangschule, Scots Music Group singing classes, and more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Coming Home (Steven Clark)
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 20 Dec 17 - 11:41 AM

Thanks for the very informative, not to mention kind, remarks. The song continues to make its own way in the world, occasionally sending back postcards of where it's travelled to.

Here's a fairly recent live video of a rendition: (TBH I just wanted to make a blivky - haven't made a blicky for years!!)

https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/15389655

And some other videos...

https://www.reverbnation.com/stevenclarksongs/videos


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