Track Title:               Back Home

Prime Artist:              Unknown
Prime Artist:              Hattie Burks
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)

Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
From the Show:             Dere Mable  1920 (S)

Music by:  George Gershwin (No music is known to survive)
Lyrics by:  Arthur Francis (Ira Gershwin) Note:  Show programs incorrectly
attributed the lyric to Irving Ceasar)


All the flowers are in bloom, back home,
And all the birds sing.
There's no room for gloom, back home,
For it is spring.
Yet our hearts would be lighter,
Dear, and life would seem brighter,
If we knew that you too
Were back home.


We all are yearning back home
For your returning back home.
It's been so lonely
Wanting you only;
No more I hope you'll roam.
Here where the lights are aglow,
Back home may seem to be slow;
But where the skies are bluer,
You'll find that cares are fewer,
And I know that
Hearts are friendlier and truer, dear,
Away back home.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle