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I'll take you home again, Kathleen
Across the ocean wild and wide
To where your heart has ever been
Since first you were my loving bride.

The roses all have left your cheek
I watch them fade away and die
Your voice is sad when ere you speak
And the tears bedim thy lovely eyes.

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But, I will take you back, Kathleen
To where your heart will feel no pain
And when the fields are fresh and green
I will take you to your home, Kathleen.

I know you love me, Kathleen, dear
Your heart was ever fond and true
I always feel when you are near
That life holds nothing, dear, but you.

The smiles that once you gave to me
I scarcely ever see them now
Though many, many times I see
A dark'ning shadow on your brow.

Chorus:
But, I will take you back, Kathleen
To where your heart will feel no pain
And when the fields are fresh and green
I will take you to your home, again...



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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 12:00 am
    My mom is 84 and in failing health. Her name is kathleen, and she always sang this song to me. I sang with her , just the other day, and i know when she goes home, the angels will sing this song with her.
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    meganbieberJan 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    my nana sings this to me every night when i stay in her house, and when she sadly dies and goes to heaven, i would like to sing this at her funeral to show the true meaning of the song, that i will take her home again! and that i will miss her, this is her favourite song of all time as her mother and brothers used to sing this to her as a child as her name is Kathleen i love her dearly and never actually want her to die though!

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