by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

A thousand miles from home
Language: English 
Far from the childhood's scene, with weary steps I roam; 
Laden with the weight of care, a thousand miles from home; 
Old times return to me, 
Days of pleasure nights of glee; 
While I'm beyond the sea a thousand miles from home. 

A thousand miles from home. 
Oh! how the heart will droop, a thousand miles from home. 

Where are those early hopes, that made my footsteps stray; 
Faded while summer bowers, are blooming on my way; 
Sweet song of birds I hear 
Childhood's voices bright and clear; 
All fail my soul to cheer a thousand miles from home. 

A thousand miles from home. 
Oh!  how the heart will droop, a thousand miles from home.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
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Word count: 115