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From: rickl1@IX.netcom.com (rick)
Album: Emmylou Harris "At The Ryman"
Reprise Records 7599 26664-2 (1992)      
Words and music: Doyle Lawson, Charles Waller, Robert Yates 


Calling My Children Home  

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Those lives were mine to love and cherish 
                                A
To guard and guide along life's way
          D
Oh God forbid that one should perish
         A                 D
That one alas should go astray
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Back in the years with all together
                               A
Around the place we'd romp and play 
          D 
So lonely now I oft' times wonder
             A                   D
Oh will they come back home some day 
D
I'm lonesome for my precious children 
                  A
They live so far away
            D                                         A         D
Oh may they hear my calling...calling.. and come back home some day
D
I gave my all for my dear children
                                 A                       
Their problems still with love I share, 
                 D
I'd brave life's storm, defy the tempest 
              A             D
To bring them home from anywhere
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I lived my life my love I gave them, 
                                    A
to guide them through this world of strife, 
           D
I hope and pray we'll live together
              A               D
In that great glad here after life
D
I'm lonesome for my precious children 
                  A
They live so far away 
            D                                         A         D 
Oh may they hear my calling...calling.. and come back home some day 


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