I'll take you home again, Kathleen
Across the ocean wild and wide
To where your heart has ever been
you were first my bonnie bride.
The roses all have left your cheek.
I've watched them fade away and die
is sad when e'er you speak
And tears bedim your loving eyes.
Oh! I will take you back, Kathleen
To where your heart
will feel no pain
And when the fields are fresh and green
I'II take you to your home again!
I know you love me,
Your heart was ever fond and true.
I always feel when you are near
That life holds nothing, dear,
The smiles that once you gave to me
I scarcely ever see them now
Though many, many times I see
shadow on your brow.
To that dear home beyond the sea
My Kathleen shall again return.
And when thy old friends
Thy loving heart will cease to yearn.
Where laughs the little silver stream
Beside your mother's humble
And brightest rays of sunshine gleam
There all your grief will be forg