I’m Goin’ Home

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Overview

Here's a nice, straight-forward Patton tune, played in the style of his spirtuals; that is, quite a steady alternating bass on the bass-side, alongside a sliding treble-side that mimics his vocal lines. Quite beautiful and simple. Also, it was recorded on the same session when he recorded Lord I'm Discouraged, a similar structured song, so he must've been in this sliding mood at the time.

Tuning
Open G — DGDGBD
Capo Position
1st Fret
Original Recording
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Song Lyrics

[Spoken]
Well I'm goin' home

Goin’ home, goin’ home, goin’ home
If I never, never see you anymore
I’m goin’ home, goin’ home, goin’ home
I’ll meet you on that other shore

I’ve got his word, got his …, got his word
If I never, never see you anymore
Got his word, got his word, got his word
I’ll meet you on that other shore

I have a right, have a right, have a right
If I never, never see you anymore
I have a right, have a right have a right
I’ll meet you on that other shore

Told him here my hand, here my hand, here my hand
If I never, never see you anymore
Here my hand, here my hand, here my hand
I’ll meet you on that other shore

Take a stand, take a stand, take a stand
If I never, never see you anymore
Take a stand, take a stand, take a stand
I’ll meet you on that kingdom shore

I’m satisfied, satisfied, satisfied
If I never, never see you anymore
I’m satisfied, satisfied, satisfied
I’ll meet you on that other shore

I have a right, have a right, have a right
If I never, never see you anymore
I have a right, have a right, have a right
I’ll meet you on that other shore

Yes fare ye well, fare ye well, fare ye well
If I never, never see you anymore
Fare ye well, fare ye well, fare ye well
I’ll meet you on that other shore

I’ve been redeemed, been redeemed, been redeemed
If I never, never see you anymore
I’ve been redeemed, been redeemed, been redeemed
I’ll meet you on that other shore

Year of Recording
14 June 1929
Location
Richmond, IN
Record Label
Paramount 12883

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