Scenes from my childhood are with me, I'm in the lot behind our house upon the hill, A spring day's sun is setting, mother with Tom in her arms is coming towards the garden; the lettuce rows are showing green. Thinner grows the smoke o'er the town, stronger comes the breeze from the ridge, 'Tis after six, the whistles have blown, the milk train's gone down the valley Daddy is coming up the hill from the mill, We run down the lane to meet him But today! In freedom's cause Tom sailed away for over there, over there! Scenes from my childhood are floating before my eyes.
- by Charles Edward Ives (1874 - 1954), written 1917 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Charles Edward Ives (1874 - 1954), "Tom sails away", from Three Songs of the War, no. 3. [ sung text verified 1 time]
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- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tom navigue au loin", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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