Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1914

Comments

Operatic Edition

Words by Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young
Music by Walter Donaldson

Waterson. Berlin & Snyder Co., Strand Building, 47th St. & B'way, New York

Copyright MCMXIX by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Copyright Canada MCMXIX by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
International Copyright Secured

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Abstract

VERSE 1
Did you ever feel sad and blue,
Longing for those who long for you?
Wanderers never find rest,
Away from the ones they love best.

CHORUS
You’re a million miles from nowhere,
When you’re one little mile from home;
It’s the song of mother’s tears,
That keeps ringing in your ears.
You just leave the gates of Heaven,
When you leave mother’s arms to roam;
You’re a million miles from nowhere,
When you’re one little mile from home.
You’re a home.

VERSE 2
At the end of each lonely lane,
There’s a mother who waits in vain;
When ev’ry door closes too,
Her arms will be open to you.

CHORUS

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