COMING HOME – Hugh Alexander 1946

There’s a little Irish Village

And they call it Purdysburn,

Where a little boy with ginger hair

Is awaiting my return.


And a loving wife and daughter

Will fondly greet me there,

And have such tales to tell me

As we sit around the fire.


How lovely is the Village

In the early morning light,

When I see it after sailing

Upon the sea all night.


And the boy will run to meet me

And the first thing he will say,

Is, “Daddy tell me Daddy

have you come back to stay?”


Oh, its good to stay where you belong

But it’s only those who roam,

Who ever know the pleasure

And the joy of coming home.


Hugh Alexander  1946

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