My Old Virginia Home

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It was on one winter day from my home I went away
Far away from friends and home I longed to roam
But tonight I’m lone and sad just a little homesick lad
And I’m longing for my old Virginia home

   I’m a lad from old Virginia bravely knocking my way back home
   To that cabin home in the mountains never more let me roam
   I’m a lad from old Virginia and I’m coming coming home
   There I’ll settle down forever in my old Virginia home

Since I left that little shack how my mind has wandered back
How mother often prayed for her lad
But from her I went astray and I know I’ve dearly paid
So I’m coming back to mother and my dad