#01897
Who Will Watch The Home Place (Buddy Wasisname) video
#1387: YouTube video by kyrl2
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

Leaves are falling and turning in showers of gold,
As the postman climbs up the long hill;
And there's sympathy written all over his face,
As he hands me a couple more bills.

Who will watch the home place,
Who will tend my heart's dear space;
Who will fill my empty place,
When I am gone from here?

There's a lovely green nook
by a clear running stream,
It was my place when I was quite small;
And its creatures and sounds
would soothe my worst fears,
But today they don't ease me at all.

Who will watch the home place,
Who will tend my heart's dear space;
Who will fill my empty place,
When I am gone from here?

In my grandfather's shed
there are hundreds of tools,
I know them by feel and by name;
And like parts of my body
they've patched this old place,
When I move them they won't be the same.

And as I wander around
touching each precious thing,
The chimney, the table, the trees,
And my memories whirl 'round me
like birds on the wing,
When I leave here, who will I be?

Who will watch the home place,
Who will tend my heart's dear space;
Who will fill my empty place,
When I am gone from here?

####.... Kate Long [b.1946] Oak Hill, West Virginia ....####
This song won the 1994 International Bluegrass Music Association Song of the Year for Kate Long.

This variant arranged by Wayne Chaulk and recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Up Boot, trk#15, 2002, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (The Serious Stuff, Volume II, trk#1, 2010 CD, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).


See more songs by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.

The video above was created by Alexandra Courtney for Pinnacle Tours of Francois, NL, and features a variant recorded by Dwayne Marsden who was born on Ramea Island, Newfoundland.


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