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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 Clock."
F                C7 F C7 F
-                 C7 F C               G7 C
C7 F C7 F
Dm A7             D7 G7 C              C7
F                C7 F C7 F
F7 Bb F                C7 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 bride.
The roses all have left your cheek. I've watched them fade away and die.
Your voice is sad when e'er you speak, And tears bedim your loving eyes.
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 cot,
And brightest rays of sunshine gleam, There all your grief will be forgot.
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 home again!
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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