Heading for Home

Words and music 1990 Peggy Seeger, administered by Bucks Music

 

I learned this from Peggy Seeger when we taught at a music camp together in New Hampshire. This is what she said about the song: "This is my thank you song to friends, family, those who have taught me and whom I have taught and to all the good people with whom I shared time on earth."

 

Gordon 12-string guitar

 

 

My face to the sky, my back to the wind

Winter is entering my bones

The day has been long, night's drawing in

And I'm thinking of heading for home

And I'm thinking of heading for home

 

The cradle and grave, the fruit and the seed

The seasons mirror my own

The geese flying south are calling to me

And I'm thinking of heading for home

And I'm thinking of heading for home

 

Always on the move with banner unfurled,

Yet gathering moss on the stone

I sing for the children and cry for the world

And I'm thinking of heading for home

And I'm thinking of heading for home

 

As Time's my old friend and Death's my new kin

I'm not taking the journey alone

I am old, I am young, I am all that I've been

And I'm thinking of heading for home

And I'm thinking of heading for home

 

The memory of love will burn in my heart

Till embers and ashes are gone

The light in your window is my northern star

And I'm thinking of heading for home

And I'm thinking of heading for home

 

 

 

Heading for Home is recorded on the album Apples in the Basket