#03566
Home (Martin Family) video
#418: YouTube video by Brian Martin
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

The only thing I see ahead is the smoke,
Rising from the road;
And the rainbows I've been chasing keep on fading,
Before I found my pot of gold.

And the more and more I'm thinking that,
The only treasures that I ever know,
Are long ago and far behind,
Wrapped up in my memory of home.

Home is a swimming hole and a fishing pole,
The feel of muddy road between my toes;
Home is a back porch swing where I would sit,
And momma would sing Amazing Grace,
As she hung out the clothes.

Home is an easy chair with my daddy there,
The smell of Sunday dinner on the stove;
My footsteps carry me away,
But in my mind I'm always going home.

Now the miles I put behind me ain't as hard,
As the miles that lay ahead;
And it's too late to listen,
To the words of the wisdom that my daddy said.

And the straight and narrow path he showed me,
Turned into a thousand winding roads;
My footsteps carry me away,
But in my mind I'm always going home.

Home is a swimming hole and a fishing pole,
The feel of muddy road between my toes;
Home is a back porch swing where I would sit,
And momma would sing Amazing Grace,
As she hung out the clothes.

Home is an easy chair with my daddy there,
The smell of Sunday dinner on the stove;
My footsteps carry me away,
But in my mind I'm always going home.

And the straight and narrow path he showed me,
Turned into a thousand winding roads;
My footsteps carry me away,
But in my mind I'm always going home.

Going home....

####.... Fred Lehner and Andy Spooner, copyright ©1990 Texas Wedge Music, All rights reserved ....####
Popularized by American country music singer Joe Diffie as his debut single, released by Epic Records in 1990 as the lead-off single from his debut album A Thousand Winding Roads, peaking at #1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

This variant arranged and recorded by the Martin Family of Flatrock, NL (Make Yourself At Home, trk#1, 2011 CD, Independent, recorded at Record Time Productions, St John's, NL).

From Wikipedia:
Flatrock - town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador with a population of 1,457 in the Canada 2011 Census. Most of the people in Flatrock are of Irish descent, but there are some families who are descended from the few Norwegian settlers who came to Flatrock in the 1800s. Irish heritage is still strong today and can be seen in such things as religion, folkways, music, and dialect.



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