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John's Scottish Sing-Along
Hame O' Mine


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Sung here by Kenneth McKellar

Words and Music by Mackenzie Murdoch in 1920

The melody and sentiment in the song 'Hame O' Mine' are wonderful. Many people think this is one the best Sir Harry Lauder melodies they've ever heard. It was written by Lauder's great friend Mackenzie Murdoch and one can feel and hear a bit of a difference in style when compared to Lauder composed songs. Murdoch's song is a little more complex musically and denser in its harmony. It ebbs and flows beautifully with the emotion of the words and music and has little if any humour. As it is a very touching ballad, Sir Harry probably used it often at the end of his concerts.

Away in the Northland, the land of the mountain,
There stands a wee hoose on the breist o' the brae,
The streamlet runs past like a clear crystal fountain,
The lark in the cloud sings an ear haunting lay
Away in the wildwood the red deer is bounding,
The wind carries sweetly the scent o' the pine,
Afar in the valley the pibroch is sounding,
The scene of my childhood,
That dear hame o' mine.

Hame o' mine, hame o' mine,
Where I dwelt in lang, lang syne
That's where my hert and my thoughts are forever,
A wee thackit cottage,
That dear hame o' mine.

I sit and I gaze o'er the wide lonely prairie,
There's nought meets the eye on that far stretching plain,
In fancy I see through a mist, dear Glengarry,
In fancy I see that dear cot, once again
Its walls shine like iv'ry, so dazzling the whiteness,
The old thackit roof is unaltered by time,
The rapids and prairie to me are delightness,
Oh! give me that wee hoose,
That dear hame o' mine.

Hame o' mine, hame o' mine,
Where I dwelt in lang, lang syne
That's where my hert and my thoughts are forever,
The wee thackit cottage,
That dear hame o' mine.


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