The Home Road

(1917)

"The Home Road" is a song with both words and music by John Alden Carpenter.

A famous performance of this song took place in 1929, when legendary Wagnerian singer Ernestine Schumann-Heink sang the song in a radio broadcast at the age of 67. Schumann-Heink was an Austrian by birth, but became an American citizen in 1905.

The Home Road
by John Alden Carpenter


Sing a hymn of freedom,
Fling the banner high!
Sing the songs of Liberty,
Songs that shall not die.


For the long, long road to Tipperary
Is the road that leads me home.
O'er hills and plains, by lakes and lanes,
My woodlands! My cornfields!
My Country! My Home!


In the quiet hours
Of the starry night
Dream the dreams of far away
Home fires burning bright.


For the long, long road to Tipperary
Is the road that leads me home.
O'er hills and plains, by lakes and lanes,
My woodlands! My cornfields!
My Country! My Home!


Audio PLaylist