The homestead on the farm    (video)

 

   instrumental intro = verse 1

 

                  G                                     C        G

1. Well, I wonder how the old folks are at home,

                                                                     C

    well, I wonder if they miss me when I'm gone.

         C                     G

    I wonder if they pray, for their boy who went away

            D                                          D7

    and left his dear old parents all alone.

 

                    G                              C       G

You could hear the cattle lowing in the lane,

                                                                            C

you could almost see the fields of blue-grass green.

                  C                          G

You could almost hear them cry, as they kissed their boy good-bye,

     D                                               G

I wonder how the old folks are at home.

 

+  G - C - G - D - G (2x)

 

                G                                     C        G

2. Just a village and a homestead on the farm

                                                                        C

    and a mother's love to shield you from all harm.

          C                        G

    A mother's love so true, and a sweetheart brave and true,

         D                                               D7

    a village and a homestead on the farm.

 

+  CHORUS      +  G - C - G - D - G (2x)

 

+  CHORUS      +  G - D - G

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (The Carter Family)