Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Nobody Answered Me

Cat. #0945 (MFH #459) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on February 9, 1970

VERSE 1
I wandered again to my old cabin home
I called for my loved ones that I wanted to see
I waited th voice, to bid me come in
But nobody answered me

CHORUS:
I called an' I called, but nobody answered
I searched everywhere, but no one could I see
I knocked on th door, like of't had before
But nobody answered me

VERSE 2
My thought turned back, to th long, long ago
To th scenes of my childhood so happy an' free
Like th prodigal son, I wandered back home
But nobody answered me

VERSE 3
I looked here an' there, I looked everywhere
I called, O Mother, where can you be
I called an' I called, but last they had gone
Nobody answered me

VERSE 4
I turned away, from my dear little home
Perhaps no more, will ever see
But as I turned to go, I called once more
Nobody answered me