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Old Home Place (Masterless Men) videos
#2072: YouTube video by NLTreasure
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It's been ten long years since I left my home,
In the harbour where I was born;
Where the cool fall nights
make the wood smoke rise,
And the mist hangs low in the morn.

I fell in love with a girl from the town,
I thought that she would be true;
I ran away to Charlottesville,
And worked in a sawmill or two.

What have you done to the old home place,
Why did they tear it down;
And why did I leave the plow in the field,
And look for a job in the town?

Well, the girl ran off with somebody else,
The tariffs took all my pay;
And here I stand where the old home stood,
Before they took it away.

Now the geese fly south,
and the cold wind blows,
As I stand here and hang my head;
I lost my love and I lost my home,
And now I wish that I was dead.

What have you done to the old home place,
Why did they tear it down;
And why did I leave the plow in the field,
And look for a job in the town?

What have you done to the old home place,
Why did they tear it down;
And why did I leave the plow in the field,
And look for a job in the town?

####.... Mitch Jayne with music by Dean Webb ....####
This variant recorded by Masterless Men (Breakin' New Ground, trk#11, 1995, produced and engineered by Gary O'Driscoll of Bay Bulls and St John's, recorded at First City Productions, and published by Gary O'Driscoll/Masterless Men, Mount Pearl, NL, Landwash Distribution Company, Ltd).

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