Homestead On The Farm

Song composer(s)

Traditional / Carter, A. P.

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Songs Of The Famous Carter Family : Flatt & Scruggs (1961)
Lester 'N' Mac : Earl Scruggs (1971)
Mid The Green Fields Of Virginia : Carter Family (1973)
Oz & Charlie : Bashful Brother Oswald & Charlie Collins (1982)
Old American Heart Throbs : Smokey Joe Miller (1982)
1959-1963 Box Set : Flatt & Scruggs (1992)
Their Clinch Mountain Home - The Complete Victor Recordings 1928-1929 : The Carter Family (1993)
The Carter Family, Vol. 3 : The Carter Family (19??)
Original Carter Family In Texas - Vol. 2 - Radio Transcriptions : The Carter Family (19??)

Performance History

Played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 6th and 7th March 1964.

Not performed by the Grateful Dead. Occurs only on pre-Dead tapes featuring future members of the dead.

Notes

Authorship uncertain.

Title may be The Homestead On The Farm.

The lyrics used by the Black Mountain Boys are as follows;

I wonder how the old folks are at home,
I wonder if they'll miss me while I'm gone,
I wonder if they'll pray for their boy who went away,
And left his dear old parents all alone.

Now you can hear the cattle lowing in the lane,
You can almost see those fields where I roam,
You can almost hear them cry as they kiss their boy goodbye,
I wonder how the old folks are at home.

Yes the village and a homestead on the farm,
And the mother's love that shields you from all harm,
And mother's love so true, a sweetheart brave and true,
A village and a homestead on the farm.

Now you can hear the cattle lowing in the lane,
You can almost see those fields where I roam,
You can almost hear them cry as they kiss their boy goodbye,
I wonder how the old folks are at home.

Now you can hear the cattle lowing in the lane,
You can almost see those fields where I roam,
You can almost hear them cry as they kiss their boy goodbye,
I wonder how the old folks are at home.