#03106
The Town That I Call Home
(Wade And Verna Harnett) video
#1759: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

I left my home just a young man
of eighteen years, a boy,
I stood and shook my father's hand,
then dried my mother's eyes;
And ventured to a great big world,
a world of much unknown,
And I left my friends and family
in the town that I call home.

My mother cried by father's side
the day I moved away,
Saying, son, you know we love you
and we sure wish you could stay;
But work these days is hard to find,
so we know you must move on,
So do well on your journey, son,
we'll miss you while you're gone.

My father in the doorway
was the last thing I did see,
As I drove away from that tiny town
that meant so much to me;
And the sun came up and cast its rays
on the ocean's salty foam,
And a summer breeze 'cross the narrows
blew in the town that I call home.

Where the ocean waves crash every day
on the worn and rugged stones,
And the wildflowers grow on the meadows
of the town that I call home.

Though many miles are between us now,
me and my little home,
I often sit in silent thought
and in memories I will go,
Back to that tiny house upon
the hill where I was raised,
I played there with my little friends
back in my younger days.

Those childhood days are past me now,
and I have myself a son,
I'll tell him of the place I lived
and where his family is from;
And someday when he's old enough,
with me my boy will go,
And see the waves crash on the rocks
in the town that I call home.

Where the ocean waves crash every day
on the worn and rugged stones,
And the wildflowers grow on the meadows
of the town that I call home.
Yes, the wildflowers grow on the meadows
of the town that I call home.

####.... Wade Harnett ....####
Recorded by Wade And Verna Harnett, brother and sister from Point May on the Burin Peninsula, NL (The Town That I Call Home, trk#1, 2002 CD, Independent, Music Manufacturing Services, St John's, NL).


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