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Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)

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Subject: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: strwbrybreeze@hotmail.com
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 06:05 PM

hey I am desperate for the lyrics to an old folk song called homeward bound. I know it starts like "In the quiet misty morning" and I need the rest! I would be greatly appriciative if someone could e-mail me the lyrics! My e-mail address is strwbrybreeze@hotmail.com! Thank you! Reese


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From:
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 10:10 PM

Is it either of the two versions

in the database?

put [homeward bound] in the search box at

the upper right hand corner...


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOMEWARD BOUND (Marta Keen)
From: Musicman
Date: 27 Mar 99 - 03:43 AM

Neither of those, here they are:

HOMEWARD BOUND
(Words and Music by Marta Keen)

In the quiet misty morning, when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing and the sky is clear and red,
When the summer's ceased its gleaming, when the corn is past its prime,
When adventure's lost its meaning, I'll be homeward bound in time.

Bind me not to the pasture. Chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I'll return to you somehow.

If you find it's me you're missing, if you're hoping I'll return,
To your thought I'll soon be list'ning; in the road I'll stop and turn.
Then the wind will set me racing as my journey nears its end,
And the path I'll be retracing when I'm homeward bound again.

Bind me not to the pasture. Chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I'll return to you somehow.

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing, I'll be homeward bound again.


If you need the music, let me know @ pevenden@vancouver.quik.com and I'll midi it and send it to you.

Musicman


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Subject: Tune Add: HOMEWARD BOUND (Marta Keen)
From: Musicman
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 02:53 AM

here's the midi, I think I did it right.

MIDI file: homebnd.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: HOMEWARD BOUND
Text: By Marta Keen
Copyright: Copyright MCMXCIII by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc.
Tempo: 075 (800000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: Eb
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Tempo: 075 (800000 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 074 (810810 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 073 (821917 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 072 (833333 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 071 (845070 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 070 (857142 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 069 (869565 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 068 (882352 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 067 (895522 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 066 (909090 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 065 (923076 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 064 (937500 microsec/crotchet)
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Homeward Bound
M:3/4
Q:1/4=64
K:Eb
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BGF2E2|EFG3E|CEF4|E3/2F/2G2B2|EDC3/2B,/2B,2|
EFG2B2|edc4|e3/2d/2c2B2|BGF2E2|EFG3E|CEE4|
edc4|e3/2d/2c2B2|edc4|B3/2G/2B4|edc3c|BGF2EE|
EFG3E|CEE4|E3/2F/2G2B2|EDC3/2B,/2B,2|EFG2B2|
edc4|e3/2d/2c2B2|BGF2E2|EFG3E|CEF4|E3/2F/2G2B2|
EDC3/2B,/2B,2|EFG2B2|edc4|e3/2d/2c2B2|BGF2E2|
EFG3E|CEE4|edc4|e3/2d/2c2B2|edc4|B3/2G/2B4|
edc3c|BGF2EE|EFG3E|CEE4|E3/2F/2G2B2|EDC3/2B,/2B,2|
EFG2B2|edc4|e3/2d/2c2B2|BGF2E2|EFG3E|CEE4|
-E3/2||


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: GUEST,bmb01x2j@msn.com
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 10:40 PM

Good day,

I just have a quick question. Is this actually an old folk song, or did Ms. Keen write it? The version I have cites her as the author/composer (both lyric and music) in 1993. Does anyone know if this is the case, or if she based her version on an older song? Any information I can glean would be much appreciated. I'm researching this in conjunction with a massive university project, but I can't seem to make any headway. Thank you in advance.

Bryan M. Booth
bmb01x2j@msn.com


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: open mike
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 04:30 AM

I'm sittin' in the railway station,
got a ticket for my destination,
oooh oooh oooh oooh
on a tour of one night stands my suitcase
and guitar in hand
and every stop is neatly planned for a
poet and a one man band....
homeward bound, i wish i was,
homeward bound,
home, where my thoughts keep 'scapin',
home where my music's playin.
home, where my love lies waitin'
silently for me.....


i did not know there was any other besides
Simon & Garfunkel's version...


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 12:14 AM

This song is SO pretty. Lovely version heard online.... have to go back through history folder and put in a link....

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 12:22 AM

CLICK to hear it.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 10:14 AM

There is a choral arrangement of this song by Jay Althouse. Sheet music is available, and it appears in the repertoire of many choirs, and in the self-published recordings of a few of them. I wasn't able to find any information about Marta Keen, or evidence of any "commercial" recordings. For some reason, this song is quoted at several fantasy/science-fiction-oriented websites.

The mp3 file that Susan provided a link to, comes from a site that belongs to Rosthern Junior College (actually a high school) in Rosthern, SK. The soloist is Amy Wiebe, a student.


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 10:20 AM

Does it remind anyone else of "colours of the wind?"


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: GUEST,catwoman21@cox.net
Date: 18 Feb 06 - 08:14 PM

I need to the recording to homeward bound if anyone has it please email me it!


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Feb 06 - 08:41 PM

See above....


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Feb 06 - 08:33 PM

To add to Open Mike (and purely from memory, so feel free to correct:

I'm sittin' in the railway station, got a ticket for my destination,
oooh oooh oooh oooh
On a tour of one night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one man band....
Homeward bound, I wish I was,homeward bound,

CHORUS:
Home, where my thoughts keep 'scapin',
Home where my music's playin.
home, where my love lies waitin'silently for me.....


And every day is an endless stream of cigarettes and magazines.
And each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be..
Homeward bound....
Chorus

Tonight I'll sing my songs again, I'll play the game and pretend
But all my words come back to me. In shades of mediocrity.
Like emptiness & harmony, I need someone to comfort me.
Chorus, (repeat and fade)

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 08:22 AM

Nigel and Open Mike: The song you've quoted is HOMEWARD BOUND written by Paul Simon and recorded by Simon and Garfunkel, 1966.
It's in the DT and discussed in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Uncle Jaque
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 11:46 PM

Susan's link appears to be a dead end from here.

I rather like the lyrics though, and would enjoy putting a score to it.

In a couple of old Hymn books in my collection I have at least two "Homeward Bound"s, but they are certainly different from the lyrics posted here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 08 Jul 06 - 03:49 PM

Does anyone know on which cd (offered by the store at Rosthern Junior College), "Homeward Bound" appears?
Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 06 - 04:39 PM

The Brigham Young University chorus did a rendition of it according to something I read.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 06 - 04:42 PM

Sorry. Make that Brigham Young University Singers.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:CYmjXuQRbNwJ:www.a-cappella.com/catalog/p_7719s.html+marta+keen&hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=1


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 06 - 04:51 PM

BINGO. Not the one ya want, but a CD with it is available here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 06 - 04:55 PM

You can e-mail the Rosthern Junior College store at

office@rjc.sk.ca

FYI.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 06 - 04:58 PM

BTW

RJC has moved to www.rjc.sk.ca


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 09 Jul 06 - 11:43 AM

Dear Peace,

I will email the office. Hope they're not closed for the summer. Thanks for all your efforts. Sheila


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Guest - NC State
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 01:41 PM

One of NC State University's acapella groups - Grains of Time - have a nice version of this song on a few CD's that they've cut. You can hear a sample at:
http://www.thegrains.org/
Look under the "Union" CD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Vicki
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 08:11 PM

The Mormon Tabernacle choir sing this son Homeward bound so lovely.

go to www.mormontabernaclechoir.com and look for the cd
"Love Is SPoken Here"

Hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Homeward Bound Lyrics
From: GUEST,Erik
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 10:52 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Road-Home-Byu-Choirs-Orchestra/dp/B00076GOHK

https://tantararecords.securesites.com/index.php?p=topten&i=68&PHPSESSID=1595fdf5a4e1b8e2080a1963136812f9

Above our two links to the same album by the BYU choir with an recording of this hymm.

Below is a link to a website using this hymn as a tribute to our military, which is very moving.

http://www.soldierworks.com/untilthen.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Anjuli
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 03:27 PM

I am hoping to perform Homeward Bound at a concert to benefit the refugees in Darfur this coming April. I first learned the song from a recording done by the von Trapp Children, and have been looking ever since for the flute background, which is the only accompaniment they use on the piece in their recording. Does anyone know where I can find the sheet music to this flute accompaniment for Homeward Bound? You can hear it on the von Trapp Children Vol. 1 -- it's the last track.

Thanks!

Anjuli


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,stephanie
Date: 12 Mar 07 - 06:20 PM

hello i like this song i think is a nice song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Middle School Choir Director
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 08:40 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Eric Joseph
Date: 16 Mar 07 - 01:00 PM

We sang Homeward Bound By: Marta Keen for a choir members funeral. It was his favorite song. I can't look at the song in the same way. It's j\such a beautiful song, it makes me cry every time I hear it. I love the song so much


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 03:05 PM

Hi..is this song of an Irish origin?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 07 - 10:55 PM

It would be great if someone could email me an mp3 version of the Marta Keen/Jay Althouse version of this song, I need it for Concert Choir!

mourir.romantique@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 05:23 PM

Here is a biography of Marta Keen.
https://www.lorenz.com/Bios.aspx?c=C000220


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,oak meadows
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 06:46 PM

I just heard Marta Keen's Homeward Bound for the first time sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard in a long time. I'm glad to find the lyrics. The choir and symphony really did this song proud!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 11:02 AM

http://www.iwo.com/heroes.htm
This is a beautiful slideshow honoring those serving in our military which is circulating the internet. This rendition is performed by the BYU Singers. Very touching and patriotic!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Father of Daughters
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 09:07 PM

My daughters sang this Homeward Bound song in school (mid grades).
One is now 28 and the other now 19 years old.
They have moved far away from dad.

As I read the song and lyrics to this song
(not Simon and Garfunkle), I recall the look on both of my children's faces.....9 years apart and singing this song in choir.

They lifted their necks at the refrain
"Bind me not to the pasture. Chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I'll return to you somehow."

I did not bind them.
I did not chain them.
I set them free to find their calling.

I cry as I type the truth, they will return to me somehow.

You never stop being a dad.
But you fail if you bind them, chain them, and fail to set them free.
A teardrop on a cheek has an eloquent story to tell.
This song always places a teardrop on my cheek.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 09:51 PM

My choir is actually learning this song right now.
I love the live " and the moon has gone to bed~" its soo pretty.
>.> Too bad I can't hear what song really sounds like.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 08 - 10:00 PM

This version of the song makes me cry every time I hear it.

Last summer, a dear friend and SBO at my high school died suddenly in a car accident. It was so unexpected, and it hit the school hard, for he was such a good person that had just graduated from high school, and had a bright future, but he is in a better place.

This song was sung at his funeral, and we knew it was the song he wanted to be sung. The second verse was particular powerful. "If you find it's me you're missing, if you're hoping I'll return, to your thoughts I'll soon be listening, in the road I'll stop and turn. Then the wind will set me racing, as my journey nears its end," then, "Set me free to find my calling, and I'll return to you somehow." It is so beautiful, and meant a lot to me when I was struggling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Choir Student
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 08:28 PM

My high school's choir class sang this as their last song. It makes my heart feel so light whenever I sing it. I've still got it memorized, but I want you all to know how beautiful it is. Thanks for putting the lyrics up for everyone to learn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Guest: PAC
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 12:26 AM

http://www.lorenz.com/Bios.aspx?c=C000220

Link to Bios of Marta Keen who wrote Homeward Bound.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,PAC
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 11:22 PM

Marta Keen's Bio from the Lorenze Music Site.

Marta Keen has written and published children's songs and choral works since 1982. She completed a B.A. in English and Music at Texas Christian University in 1975, then performed full-time for four years with her own show band touring eight states and British Columbia. She then completed music certification at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon in 1979.
During her 16 years as a music educator for grades K-12, she completed a master's degree in Library Science, wrote and directed children's musicals and performed as a pianist and singer throughout the Seattle, WA and Portland, OR areas. She received a graduate assistantship to Pacific Lutheran University, where she sang with the Choir of the West and studied choral composition. In 1996, Marta relocated to Las Vegas to become an elementary school librarian and accompanist for the school's honor choir. Composition has taken a back seat to motherhood; her son Eli, now 5, has a passion for blues guitar and a knack for parody lyrics. Marta continues to arrange for and accompany church and community choral groups in the Las Vegas area.


YouTube has several very good choral and duet videos of this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,PAC
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 11:52 PM

I have fallen in love with this song and I have put it in my "to-be-sung-at-my-memorial-service" file. With that in mind, I have worked up the chords in D - capo to play along with most arrangements on YouTube. For a great duet of this song by "Lauren & Megan" copy this link into your browser address bar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mm_FE7U4i8&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,The AntiSmurf
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 03:42 PM

For those curious why this appears on Science Fiction Fan sites, it's referred to in John Ringo's book "Manxome Foe." You have to Google it and find the slide show of the military in Iraq accompanied by the BYU university singers to understand how it fits into the plot. And yes, the main characters both cry, even the "space marine." I teared up myself when I found the link on Youtube. It tied right in with the space marine on a long tour in the USA's first spaceship, when only 5 of 41 marines returned alive from their previous tour of duty, and his girlfriend knows that.

Best link I've found with the lyrics included is http://www.mypeacelovehappiness.com/military/homeward_bound.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,the carnival wrestler
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 01:32 AM

I heard the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform this in October of '06, pennywhistle, orchestra, and all. It was very beautiful. I am now singing in a choir that is performing the piece, but I view it differently than many people. I see it as a romantic love song, pure and simple. "If you find it's me you're missing, if you're hoping I'll return..." seems to confirm this.

Am I alone in this viewpoint, or ??? Most everyone else seems to think it's a religious song, but to me, it's a straightforward song about a man returning to a woman he loved. In that context, it's a religious song, because I believe that true romantic love is ordained of God, and it's the highest form of love and charity that we can feel for another person, and it's infinitely sacred, but I don't think the song is about us returning to God after this life is over. It's about a man and a woman, and I think it's entirely appropriate that it be sung by the MoTab or any other religious choir.

Comments?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 08:34 PM

I thought it described a young person leaving his/her parents' home and striking off on his/her own for the first time, maybe against the parents' wishes. Anyway, I think that's the meaning young people are likely to find in it, and that's probably why it's so popular with them. I'd call it filial love, not romantic love.

If it's romantic love, it's hard to see why the narrator would fear being bound to the pasture, or chained to the plow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Ronyer
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 04:47 PM

I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. My children attended a high school in rural southwestern Ohio and I heard it there as part of the spring band/choir concert. The choir director had the choir sing it two or three times while he was there. I always thought that he was trying to send a message to some of the parents who were farmers. Some of the kids were from large extended families who, over the generations, came to own very large farms and probably expected their kids to follow in their footsteps. The mention of pasture and plow takes on a poignant meaning when seen in that light. But then again, maybe he just liked it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Guest, L. Naylor
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 01:59 PM

This is an amazing song. I think that it can be taken in whatever meaning you feel to put to it. I looked at it as a man who is about to pass away, and he is telling his family to please let him go home. So, there is a different take on it as well. I have the WMA file from BYU Singers if anyone needs me to send it to them.
letha@umcinc.us


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,Patty
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 10:01 PM

I am singing this song for a solo festival that happens to be on Valentine's Day. I just love the song and I guess I'm good at singing it because as my music teacher and I were searching book after book to find a song for me to sing, we found two or three and immediately after I finished singing this one she said, "That's the one." I guess I have to wait until my throat stops hurting, because every time I try to get to the E-flat, my voice cracks. It's not really a song that one can sing in one's "head voice." To whomever it was who asked if it sounded like "Colors of the Wind," I sang that for solo in fifth grade and I suppose that if you really think about it, it kind of sounds like it. Maybe it's just the chords in the piano part. To me, it sounds Irish, which is awesome, since I have a cruch on an Irish guy. (Except that he's 24 and married, but he hugged me on two separate occasions and said that he would marry me if it didn't work out between Nick Jonas and me!!!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta King)
From: GUEST,oreo6432
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:25 AM

If anyone has this as an mp3 karaoke version or good midi file pls send to oreo6432@gmail.com I just signed up for the service yesterday and head out in February and would like to sing it for our christmas party this year thank you.


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Subject: ADD: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,homeward bound :)
Date: 22 May 09 - 03:38 PM

i just heard of this song the other day, when all of a sudden my chorus teacher played it on the piano and everyone sang but me and my elementary school students. apparently we were the only one who didnt sing that song in fourth grade. it sounded beautiful anyways, sung by my 6th grade chorus class out of nowhere. so that day, i went home and searched it on youtube, heard it more beautifully, learned the lyrics, and now i LOVE it and it is stuck in my head constantly, which i dont mind :) it is a beautiful song, sung by anyone.

here are the lyrics:
.......................
Homeward Bound
(Marta Keen)

in the quiet misty morning,
when the moon has gone to bed,
when the sparrows stop their singing,
and the sky is clear and red.
when the summers ceased its gleaming,
when the corn is past its prime.
when adventures lost its meaning,
i'll be homeward bound in time.

bind me not to the pasture,
chain me not to the plow.
set me free to find my calling
and i'll return to you somehow.

if you find its me your missing,
if your hoping i'll return,
to your thoughts i'll soon be list'ning
in the road i'll stop and turn.
then the wind will set me racing
as my journey nears its end.
and the path i'll be retracing
when im homeward bound again.

in the quiet misty morning,
when the moon has gone to bed,
when the sparrows stop their singing,
i'll be homeward bound again.
...........................
i think the song is written by marta keen.

:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Natalia
Date: 23 Jul 09 - 02:48 PM

Hi my name is Natalia i´m from Bogota Colombia and i want to know that is posible may i have the score of this song "Homeward Bound " is for my stake chorus.
thanks!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,GUEST Mary
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 03:06 PM

http://www.a-cappella.com/product/5575/1493

There's one version... it says TBB which seems to mean Tenor, Bass, Bass

Here's SATB Choral Octavo Press

http://www.music44.com/X/product/7845-D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Amanda Schweikert
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 05:42 PM

Hi. I was wondering if you could send me the sheet music for this song (e-mail is pegandamanda@q.com) Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Kerauno
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 11:27 PM

I heard a girl in my choir sing this song for Solo and Emsemble as a solo. It was very pretty and it's still stuck in my head. I found this version of it where a choir sings it for military families. It made me cry. Here's the link if you wanna liten to it.
www.sflistteamhouse.com/Freedom/UntilThen/UntilThen.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 12:23 AM

Apparently, Marta Keen's publisher is Lorenz. Here's the Marta Keen biography from the Lorenz Website:
    Marta Keen has written and published children's songs and choral works since 1982. She completed a B.A. in English and Music at Texas Christian University in 1975, then performed full-time for four years with her own show band touring eight states and British Columbia. She then completed music certification at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon in 1979.

    During her 16 years as a music educator for grades K-12, she completed a master's degree in Library Science, wrote and directed children's musicals and performed as a pianist and singer throughout the Seattle, WA and Portland, OR areas. She received a graduate assistantship to Pacific Lutheran University, where she sang with the Choir of the West and studied choral composition. In 1996, Marta relocated to Las Vegas to become an elementary school librarian and accompanist for the school's honor choir. Composition has taken a back seat to motherhood; her son Eli, now 5, has a passion for blues guitar and a knack for parody lyrics. Marta continues to arrange for and accompany church and community choral groups in the Las Vegas area.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 10 - 07:39 PM

I beleive you'll find the words are Rudyard Kipling's .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 11:18 AM

You can see the first page of the published sheet music here. It says "Words and music by Marta Keen." It doesn't mention Kipling.

Kipling wrote 39 books from 1886 to 1923 and only 7 books after 1923; therefore most of his work, and all of his well-known work, is in the public domain (at least in the US) and should be fully searchable with Google—but I can't turn up any phrases from HOMEWARD BOUND.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 06:40 PM

I'm looking for the sheet music. Does anyone know a website for it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 12:10 PM

GUEST: You can't download any free sheet music for songs that are still under copyright (as this one is).

Google will show you where you might buy it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,ry
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 11:14 PM

i am doing this song for th regional choir contest in washington state on saturday, (4 days away) and i need the music by thursday. (sheet music) the one by marta keen and arranged by jay althouse. HELP!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 01:38 AM

Hi, Ry-
You can download it for $5.25 at musicnotes.com Most other places seem to offer only printed versions, with a minimum order of 3 or 6 copies at $1.50 apiece for an octavo, plus shipping.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: GUEST,Pam
Date: 31 May 12 - 02:10 AM

Technology is amazing. Since the origin of this thread, you can find several versions on iTunes. I chose the US military band for its lovely harmonies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 08:30 AM

That's one of the things I love about Mudcat, whose archive is an Aladdin's cave of treasures. It's more valuable than ever, in these days of instantly-forgettable chat and texting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 12:22 PM

Hey... wha' hoppen to the post I was replying to (which wasn't Pam's, although it's relevant to that one too.) The message earlier today sounded complimentary about how valuable the knowledge base on this website is. Anyway, no harm in mentioning it again, I guess -


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homeward Bound (Marta Keen)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 03:32 PM

In his poem "Merchantmen," Kipling mentions a homeward bound convoy. He did not write the poem discussed here.

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