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I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
ESP 923
 
    
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I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
 
ESP 923
 


ID: 849
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.esprecordings.com
Label information
Grid list of ESP recordings
Copies1
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm132
Duration3:38
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Steve Kopman
 
Darryl McMillan
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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'll miss me when I'm gone

Do an allemande left your corner, turn partner right
Four men star by the left in the middle
Meet your girl turn your partner right, allemande left
Swing your girl and you promenade
You could almost hear them cry
When they kissed the boy goodbye
I wonder how the old folks are at home


FIGURE (twice for heads, twice for sides)    Basic, no progression

Heads promenade go halfway round
Walk in and square thru to 4
All the way around then do a right & left thru
Veer to the left and ferris wheel around
You square thru, count 3/4 round
Do an allemande left, keep your corner promenade
You could almost hear them cry
When they kissed the boy goodbye
I wonder how the old folks are at home
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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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]
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1505 Step Ahead
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1261 Veer (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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