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The Little House Upon The Hill

By Ballard MacDonald, Joe Goodwin, and Harry Puck

New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co (1915)

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[Verse 1]

I feel oh! so lonely tonight,
I feel all alone,
I'm just starving for a sight
Of my old Kentucky home,
I can see my mother old and gray,
I can hear the whippoorwill,
I can see a light for me
In the window of the house upon the hill:


There's a light that's burning in the window
Of a little house upon the hill,
And the light will burn,
And a heart will yearn,
And it always will till I return,
For there's only one mother,
I know she's waiting still,
And she'll always keep the light a burning
In the window of the house upon the hill.

[Verse 2]

I've seen many wonderful sights,
Wand'ring on my way,
But I've spent such lonesome nights,
And been weary thru the day,
I'm just longing for a mother's love,
And I know she longs for me,
Can't erase her loveing face,
It's the sight of all the sights I want to see:




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