Come Home

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Come Home

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Increasingly disillusioned by his job in the big city, Joe finally reaches his limit when he learns that Jennie has been having an affair with his boss. Yearning for the comforts of his hometown, Joe heeds the call of his mother as she beckons him to return.

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“Come Home” LYRICS

Ensemble:
We are the friends that you left behind.

Dr. Taylor:
You need us, Joe.

Ensemble:
And we need you,
We can bring happiness and peace to your mind.

Dr. Taylor:
We want you, Joe.

Ensemble:
We want you
To come,
Come home.

Marjorie:
Come home, come home,
Where the brown birds fly
Through a pale blue sky
To a tall green tree,
There is no finer sight for a man to see—
Come home, Joe, come home!

Come home and lie
By a laughing spring,
Where the breezes sing
And caress your ear.
There is no sweeter sound for a man to hear—
Come home, Joe, come home.

You will find a world of honest friends who miss you,
You will shake the hands of men whose hands are strong,
And when all their wives and kids run up and kiss you,
You will know that you are back where you belong.

You’ll know you’re back
Where there’s work to do,
Where there’s love for you
For the love you give,
There is no better life for a man to live—
Come home, Joe, come home.
Come home, son, come home.