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  1. Take Me Home

From the recording Travelin Man

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'Take Me Home' written by Mike McKenna Jr

Mike McKenna Jr - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Kento Kataoka - Acoustic guitar, bass
Edmund Catlin - Drums

Lyrics

Take me son oh take me to the river when I die
Won't you pour my ashes overboard
So I can float on back to all the sweet things
that I left behind so many years ago
Son please let that river take me home

I hitched my way up north to find the better part of me
And the day I met your mama was the smartest thing I'd ever done to date
But I drank too much, and she kicked me to the street
Cause I wasn't yet the man I'd need to be

Take me son oh take me to the river when I die
Won't you pour my ashes overboard
So I can float on back to all the sweet things
that I left behind so many years ago
Son please let that river take me home

Take me home
Take me home

Well it wasn't long I saw her with another boy in hand
and as the leather on my boot is raw
I landed my fist upon his jaw real quick
and I saw past is greedy yellow smile
He was tryin to have your mama on the side

So take me son oh take me to the river when I die
Won't you pour my ashes overboard
So I can float on back to all the sweet things
that I left behind so many years ago
Son please let that river take me home

Ever since that day your mama never left my side
We bought ourselves a piece of land
and I built her a house with my bare hands and I
Swore to her that I'll be damned
If I go back home to Boston where I was born
and my folks live on

So take me son oh take me to the river when I die
Won't you pour some whiskey overboard
So I can have a couple drinks with our good Lord
While we watch over your mama for I can't leave her alone
Son please let that river take me, I said son please let that river

Take me home
Take me home
Take me home