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I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
Square Tunes 165
 
    
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I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
 
Square Tunes 165
 


ID: 11664
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
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Media45 rpm vinyl
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
*I wonder how the old folks are at home
I wonder if they miss me when I'm gone

Left allemande the corner, then dosado your own
The men star by the left one time you go
Get home dosado, the corner allemande
Swing with your own and promenade
I wonder if they pray for the boy who went away
I wonder how the old folks are at home


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*Just a village and a homestead on the farm
A mother's love to shield me from all harm


FIGURE    C4, corner progression

The heads (sides) square thru four hands you go
Around the corner dosado
Star thru, pass thru, tag the line and then
Face in, curlique, boys run
Eight chain four, across the ring you roam
Swing the corner, promenade her home
You can almost hear them cry when they kissed their boy goodbye
I wonder how the old folks are at home


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Yes, I wonder how the old folks are at home
 
Lyrics

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I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
 
 

'Tis not so many years ago, when as a boy I played,
Amid the scenes so dear to me, from morn 'til evening shade;
No place so dear to childhood days, as my old country home,
Until one day I said "goodbye" and went away to roam.
The old folks said, "God bless you, boy, and may you soon return,
Two broken hearts await you here, two souls will watch and yearn."
The years have come and gone away, no news from son at home,
No loving message to the boy, who went away to roam.

I wonder how the old folks are at home,
I wonder if they miss me while I roam,
I wonder if they pray for the boy that went away
And left his kind old parents all alone,
I hear the cattle lowing in the lane,
And see again the fields of golden grain;
I almost hear them sigh as they bade their boy goodbye,
I wonder how the old folks are at home.

This world grows weary day by day, I'm lonely and I'm sad,
I long again to see the scenes, I knew when but a lad;
To play with little brother as we whiled the hours away,
No thought had we of sorrow then, our hearts were light and gay.
I see again the old school-house, the church upon the hill,
The lane that leads to Grandma's house, is fresh in memory still;
A wandering boy alone tonight with thoughts of home sweet home,
Still wonders how the old folks are, this boy who went to roam.

I wonder how the old folks are at home,
I wonder if they miss me while I roam,
I wonder if they pray for the boy that went away
And left his kind old parents all alone,
I hear the cattle lowing in the lane,
And see again the fields of golden grain;
I almost hear them sigh as they bade their boy goodbye,
I wonder how the old folks are at home.

Lyrics by F.W. Vandersloot and Herbert S. Lambert.
Recorded by Porter Wagoner; Carter Family; Statler Brothers; many others.
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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
429 Dosado [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1140 Tag The Line (full) (dir) [Mainstream]
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
375 Curlique [C4]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
121 Eight Chain (Thru|n) [Mainstream]
1482 4 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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