Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Father Come Home With Me Now

Cat. #0880 (MFH #156) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on August 29, 1969

VERSE 1
Father, dear Father, come home with me now
Clock in th steeples strikes one
You said you were coming right home from the shop
Soon as your days work was done

CHORUS:
Come home, please Father, dear Father come home

VERSE 2
Father, dear Father, come home with me now
Clock in th steeples strikes two
Th hour so lonely, poor Benny is worse
An' he has been call'in for you

VERSE 3
Father, dear Father, come home with me now
Clock in th steeples strikes three
Th hour so lonely, poor Benny is dead
Poor weeping Mother an' me

VERSE 4
Poor Benny is dead, he's gone to th rest
Gone to th home on th sky
An' these, that very last words that he said,
I wan'na kiss Papa goodnight

Variants