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A Thousand Miles from Home
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(published by John J. Daly, N.Y., 1861)
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1.
Far from my childhood’s scenes, with weary steps I roam;
Laden with weight of care, a thousand miles from home;
Old them return to me,
Days of pleasure nights of glee;
While I’m beyond the sea a thousand miles from home.
Refrain:
A thousand miles from home.
Oh! how the heart will droop, a thousand miles from home.
2.
Where are those early hopes, that made my footsteps stray;
Faded while summer bowers are blooming on my way;
Sweet song of birds I hear,
Childhood’s voices bright and clear;
All fail my soul to cheer a thousand miles from home
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