I've wander'd far from those I love, and many years have pass'd, Since in my dear old cherish'd home I saw their faces last; But now I am returning and my journey soon will end, I'll join the throng where happy smiles and gentle voices blend. Chorus: Farewell, farewell! Ev'ry could of sorrow! All my heart is fill'd with joy For I'll be home tomorrow! How dear the hearts that dwell within that sweet domestic realm! I know that they have long'd for me as I have long'd for them; The thought that I am near them, makes my lonely spirit yearn To hear the burst of gladness that will welcome my return.
- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "I'll be home tomorrow" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "I'll be home tomorrow", published 1862. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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