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The Trail That Leads To Home

(Companion song to There’s A Long, Long, Trail)

Lyric by Edward Lockton

Music by Herbert Mackenzie

New York: M. Whitmark & Sons (1917)

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[Verse 1]
Though I wander far
‘Neath a distant star,
Happy dreams for ever waking
Keep my lonely heart from aching.
Voices soft and free
Oft are calling me,
There’s a golden pathway shining
Far across the sea.

There’s a trail that calls me homeward
Night and day,
In my dreams the loved ones beckon
Far away.
Through the shadows and the sunshine
Some day I shall roam
Down that long, long trail awinding,
The trail that leads back to home.

[Verse 2]
In those dreams divine
Happy faces shine,
Back at home again I wander,
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Friends across the blue
Give their love anew,
There’s a welcome waiting there,
When all my dreams come true.



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