Wandering Boy

Wandering Boy

Out in the cold world and far away from home,
Some mother’s boy is wandering all alone,
No one to guide him or keep his footsteps right,
Some mother’s boy is homeless tonight.

Chorus:
Oh, bring back to me, my wandering boy,
For there is no other left to give me joy,
Tell him it’s mother with faded cheeks and hair,
She’s at the old home a-waiting him here.

Out in the hall way there stands a vacant chair,
With an old pair of shoes that used to wear,
Empty now the cradle the one he loved so well,
How I miss him, there’s no tongue can tell. (Chorus)

Search ‘till you find him and bring him back to me,
Far, far away wherever he may be,
Tell him it’s mother with faded cheeks and hair,
She’s at the old home a waiting him here. (Chorus)

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s books: Bluegrass Jamming on Fiddle, Bluegrass Jamming on Mandolin and Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo.

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