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- I'll Take You
Home Again, Kathleen
- Words and Music
by T. P. Westendorf -1875
- Westendorf wrote
this song for his wife who was homesick for her New York home.
- One of the most
popular songs in 1876 along with "Grandfathers
||F (C7 repeat all)
- 8-beat intro. Play 4-beats
for each cell, reading from left to right.
- I'll Take You Home Again,
Kathleen, Across the ocean wild and wide,
To where your heart has ever been, Since first you were my Bonnie
The roses all have left your cheek. I've watched them fade away
Your voice is sad when e'er you speak, And tears bedim your loving
- To that dear home beyond
the sea, My Kathleen shall again return.
And when thy old friends welcome thee, Thy loving heart will
cease to yearn.
Where laughs the little silver stream, Beside your mother's humble
And brightest rays of sunshine gleam, There all your grief will
Oh! I will take you back, Kathleen, To where your heart will
feel no pain.
And when the fields are fresh and green, I'll take you to your
- Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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