Home Boys Home – lyrics and chords

The chords to Home Boys Home are presented here in the key of D major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a man looking forward to returning to his native Ireland after spending many years away at sea.

Chorus
 
D 
When I was a  
Bm 
young boy sure I  
G 
longed to see the  
D 
world
 
To  
A 
sail around the  
A7 
sea in ships and  
D 
see the sails un
Bm 
furled
 
I  
D 
went to seek my  
G 
fortune on the  
D 
far side of the  
A 
hill
 
I have wandered far and  
A7 
wide and of the travel had my  
D 
fill.
Chorus
 
And now it’s home,  
A 
boys, 
 
 
D 
home! 
 
 
Bm 
Home I’d like to be!
 
G 
Home for a  
D 
while in the  
Bm 
old 
 
coun
A 
try
 
Where the  
D 
oak and the  
G 
ash and the  
D 
bonny rowan  
A 
tree
 
Are all growing  
G 
greener in the  
A7 
old 
 
coun
D 
try.

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Well I left my love behind me and I sailed across the tide
I said that I’d be back again and take her for my bride
But many years have passed and gone and I’m still far away
I know she is my fond true-love and waiting for the day.

Chorus

Now I’ve learned there’s more to life than to wander and to roam
Happiness and peace of mind can be found at home
For money can’t buy happiness and money cannot bind
So I’m going back tomorrow to the girl i left behind.

Chorus

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[D]When I was a [Bm]young boy sure I [G]longed to see the [D]world
To [A]sail around the [A7]sea in ships and [D]see the sails un[Bm]furled
I [D]went to seek my [G]fortune on the [D]far side of the [A]hill
I have wandered far and [A7]wide and of the travel had my [D]fill.

Chorus

And now it’s home, [A]boys, [D]home! [Bm]Home I’d like to be!
[G]Home for a [D]while in the [Bm]old coun[A]try
Where the [D]oak and the [G]ash and the [D]bonny rowan [A]tree
Are all growing [G]greener in the [A7]old coun[D]try.

Well I left my love behind me and I sailed across the tide
I said that I’d be back again and take her for my bride
But many years have passed and gone and I’m still far away
I know she is my fond true-love and waiting for the day.

Chorus

Now I’ve learned there’s more to life than to wander and to roam
Happiness and peace of mind can be found at home
For money can’t buy happiness and money cannot bind
So I’m going back tomorrow to the girl i left behind.

Chorus

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