Gone Home

Lyrics: Bill Carlisle
Music: Bill Carlisle

Played by Jerry with the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band in 1987-88

All of my friends that I loved yesterday
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)
The songbird that sings in the dale seems to say
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)

Chorus
They've joined the heavenly fold
They're walking the streets of pure gold
They left one by one
As their work here was done
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)

Life here is lonely since they've gone before
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)
The old weeping willow that stands by the door
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)

[chorus]

All of my friends that I loved yesterday
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)
The songbird that sings in the dale seems to say
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)

[chorus]
Other versions have an additional verse not sung by Jerry Garcia:
The trumpet will sound on that great judgement day
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)
We'll see all our friends who have gone on that way
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry 2: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Band
      6 Dec 1987 Almost Acoustic Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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