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I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen

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(Estendorf)

 

Information:
Thomas Estendorf wrote Ill Take You Home Again Kathleen in 1876. He was inspired to write the song while his wife (whose name was Jennie) was away visiting relatives. Estendorf based his tune on Barney, Take Me Home Again by Arthur W. French and George W. Brown. Ill Take You Home Again Kathleen was the theme song of the radio series Orphans of Divorce, and was a particular favourite of Thomas Alva Edisons. As a matter of fact, the song was played at his funeral in 1931. Ill Take You Home Again Kathleen has been recorded by several artists over the years, including Will Oakland (Edison Ambersol 1102) in 1912, Walter Van Brunt (Edison 80160) in 1916, and Slim Whitman (Imperial 8310), whose version went to # 93 on Billboards Hot 100 chart in 1957.

 

Elvis recorded Ill Take You Home Again Kathleen on May 19, 1971, at RCAs Nashville studios.


Lyrics:


I'll take you home again, Kathleen

Across the ocean wild and wide
To where your heart has ever been
Since first you were my bonny bride
The roses all have left your cheek
I watched them fade away and die
Your voice is soft when you speak
And tears bedim your lovely eyes
Oh, I will take you home, Kathleen
To where your heart shall feel no pain
And when the fields are soft and green
I will take you to your home, Kathleen


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on the LP Elvis Fool 

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis Fool (1973)
Elvis Aron Presley (1980)

- Walk a Mile in My Shoes The Essential 70s Masters (1995)

- More Romantics (1997)

- Platinum A Life in Music (1997)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- In a Private Moment (2000) FTD

- Elvis (Fool) (2010) - FTD

A Date With Elvis (2017) - FTD

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