Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Almost Home

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1920

Comments

Almost Home By Charles W. Kemling. Black & White Music publishing Co. San Francisco

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Abstract

An Irish lad returning to old Ireland far across the sea,
Sitting on the deck he was as happy as a lad could be.
When the captain told him they would soon be there he answered with a smile,
"Glory be to dear old Ireland, I'm so glad I'm almost home.
Be dad I'm almost home,
Back where the shamrock's ever grown.
Molly O if you could only know, Your minstrel boy is coming back to you, And I'm almost home."

All night long he sat there waiting for a sign of Erin's isle,
Thinking of the girl he left behind him with her winning smile.
Morning came he sighted land and all the crew were frightened by the noise,
When the ladie started singing "Come on boys I'm Almost home.
Be dad I'm almost home,
Back where the shamrock's ever grown.
Molly O if you could only know,
Your minstrel boy is coming back to you,
And I'm almost home."

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