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Leaves are falling and turning to showers of gold
As the postman climbs up our long hill
And there's sympathy written all over his face
As he hands me a couple more bills

Who will watch the home place
Who will tend my hearts dear space
Who will fill my empty place
When I am gone from here

There's a lovely green nook by a clear-running stream
It was my place when I was quite small
And it's creatures and sounds could soothe my worst pains
But today they don't ease me at all

In my grandfather's shed there are hundreds of tools
I know them by feel and by name
And like parts of my body they've patched this old place
When I move them they won't be the same

Now I wander around touching each blessed thing
The chimney the tables the trees
And my memories swirl 'round me like birds on the wing
When I leave here oh who will I be



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    Edwin Nixon ChisholmFeb 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm
    I keep thinking of Union Chapel Road, log house, my barn, and grand bairns every time I hear this! Haven't given up hope!
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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    Laurie lewis song "who will watch the home place" is an underrated treasure of beauty and emotions. Love this song! /bo

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