Homestead On The Farm

Lyrics: Traditional/A.P.Carter
Music: Traditional/A.P.Carter

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Black Mountain Boys in March 1964. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

I wonder how the old folks are at home
I wonder if they'll miss me while I'm gone
I wonder if they'll pray for their boy who went away
And left his dear old parents all alone

Now you can hear the cattle lowing in the lane
You can almost see those fields where I roam
You can almost hear them cry as they kiss their boy goodbye
I wonder how the old folks are at home

Yes the village and a homestead on the farm
And the mother's love that shields you from all harm
And mother's love so true, a sweetheart brave and true
A village and a homestead on the farm

Now you can hear the cattle lowing in the lane
You can almost see those fields where I roam
You can almost hear them cry as they kiss their boy goodbye
I wonder how the old folks are at home

Now you can hear the cattle lowing in the lane
You can almost see those fields where I roam
You can almost hear them cry as they kiss their boy goodbye
I wonder how the old folks are at home