I'll take you home again Kathleen
Across the ocean wild and wide
To where your heart has ever been
Since first you were my bonny bride
The roses all have left your cheek
I've watched them fade away and die
Your voice is sad when e'er you speak
And tears be-dim your loving eyes.

Chorus: Oh! I'll take you back Kathleen
To where your heart will feel no pain
And when the fields are fresh and green
I'll take you to your home again.

I know you love me Kathleen dear
Your heart was ever fond and true
I always feel when you are near
That life holds nothing dear but you
The smiles that once you gave to me
I scarcely ever see them now
Though many, many times I see
A darkening shadow on your brow.


To that dear home beyond the sea
My Kathleen shall again return
And when thy old friends welcome thee
Thy loving heart shall cease to yearn
Where laughs the little silver stream
Beside your mother's humble cot
And brightest rays of sunshine gleam
There all your grief will be forgot.

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Written and composed by Thomas P. Westendorp
Performed by John McCormack (1884-1945)
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