Home Boys Home
A song in the key of G
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Abc sheet music for Home Boys Home
X:2301 T:Home Boys Home R:song Z:id:hn-song-129 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=110 K:G B2A | G2G G2A | B2B B2A | G2A G2E | D3- D2 D | A3 A2B | c3 B2A | (G2A) B2c | d6 | d3 d2B | c3 (d2c) | B2d c2B | A3- A2 d | d2d c2B | A2G F2E | D2D E2F | G3 || B2A | G3 z3 | D3 z3 | G3 z3 | z3 z3 | B2A G2B | d6 | e3 e2e | d3 B2A | G3 F2G | A3 B2c | d3 d2B | c3 d2c | B2d c2B | A3- A2 d | d2d c2B | (A2G) F2E | D3 E2F | G3 || W:Well who wouldn't be a sailor lad a-sailing on the main W:To gain the good will of his captain's good name? W:He came ashore one evening for to see W:And that was the beginning of my own true love and me. W: W:Chorus: W:And it's home, boys, home, home I'd like to be, W:Home for a while in my own count-ry, W:Where the oak and the ash and the bonny rowan tree, W:Are all a-growing green in the north country. W: W:Well I asked her for a candle to light my way to bed W:Likewise for a handkerchief to tie around my head W:She tended to my needs like a young maid ought to do W:So then I says to her: "Now won't you jump in with me too?" W: W:Chorus W: W:Well she jumped into bed, making no alarm W:Thinking a young sailor lad could do to her no harm. W:Well I hugged her and I kissed her the whole night long, W:Till she wished the short night had been seven years long. W: W:Chorus W: W:Well early next morning the sailor lad arose W:And into Mary's apron threw a handful of gold W:Saying: "Take this my dear for the damage that I've done W:For tonight I fear I've left you with a daughter or a son." W: W:Chorus W: W:"Well if it be a girl child send her out to nurse W:With gold in her pocket and with silver in her purse. W:and if it be a boy child he'll wear the jacket blue W:And go climbing up the rigging like his daddy used to do." W: W:Chorus W: W:And so, come all of you fair maidens, a warning take by me W:Never let a sailor lad an inch above your knee W:For I trusted one and he beguiled me W:He left me with a pair of twins to dandle on my knee W: W:Chorus