by George Cooper (1840 - 1927)

My boy is coming from the war
Language: English 
"My boy is coming from the war, 
He's coming home to me," 
"O! how I long to see his face," 
And hear his voice of glee. 

Of all the days that ever dawned 
This is the brightest day, 
For sad and lonely was my heart 
When Harry went away. 

Chorus: 
My boys is coming from the war 
He's coming home to me, 
O! how I long to see his face, 
And hear his voice of glee. 

My boy is coming from the war, 
I've waited for him long, 
I miss the music of his laugh, 
His light and happy song; 

But now I'll clasp him in my arms 
And ever by my side, 
He'll linger while my life glides on 
To quiet eventide.

Chorus: 
My boys is coming from the war 
He's coming home to me, 
O! how I long to see his face, 
And hear his voice of glee. 

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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-25
Line count: 26
Word count: 150