You've Travelled The Miles
You've travelled the miles from your old home
You have been to London and Paris and Rome
You have been to South America Argentina and Brazil
Still you miss your friends in the Vale by the hill.
You've lived and worked in Australia Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide
And you've earned every dollar that you have been paid
And though you've not seen them for many a day
You still miss your old friends in the town far away.
The streets of the Hometown you walk in your dreams
And you can hear the babble of the rills and the streams
And you miss the old groves and wildflowers of the Spring
Where the finches and thrushes did whistle and sing.
Your old friends have changed them you now may not know
You last see them more than two decades ago
And though you now live far from your old home by the rill
The faces and places you remember still.
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