Arr. Ryan Nowlin
Ed. Judith Clurman

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  • SATB

Programme Note

The plaintive melody and the many varied sets of lyrics this American folk classic has inspired over the years express a wistful love and longing, sometimes for a person and sometimes for a place, but always for what must be left behind. This setting, with cello, reminds us of the beauty and wildness of the American frontier and awakens in the listener all it means to yearn for home.