Mudcat Café message #992730 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61677   Message #992730
Posted By: GUEST,Phil
29-Jul-03 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: My Carolina Home (McMichen, Layne, Stokes
Subject: Lyr Add: MY CAROLINA HOME
My mother sang this song to me. Then later she sang it to my kids, and still later to my grandkids -- her greats. These are the lyrics she used. It was a waltz. She always said she learned it from an old cylinder record way back when she was young. My mother was born in 1912. I'd sure love to locate it, find out who recorded it, and possibly find either some old sheet music for it, or even the cylinder record. Any ideas? I suppose the name of it was "Carolina Home".


Way down yonder in Carolina
There's where I long to be
There's where she's waiting
'Neath the old pine tree
I can hear those mountains calling
Come to your mountain home
Back to your Thelma
And to Carolina home.

I've been so lonely since I left my home
All for you
There's where she's waiting
Never again will I roam