Coming Home – Words and chords – etc…

Chords here for a few people who have asked.

I remembered writing them out for someone, then found where I had left it.

The chords are worked out here for singing it in the key of C – if you want it a bit higher than that, I’d recommend a capo.
I’ve also transposed it into the key of G, then you can chose what suits your voice best.
KEY of C
(C) Put a light in the window 
Your brother’s coming home 
(G)Set a meal on the table Your (C) brother’s coming home 
He’ll be tired and (F)weary After (C)all these (C/B) years (Am)alone 
He’s coming (G)home, your brother’s coming (C)home
 
Take the chain from the door, Your sister’s coming home/ Open wide your arms Your sister’s coming home/ Don’t leave her standing there After all the pain she’s known/ She’s coming home, your sister’s coming home
Chorus 
(C) Coming (F)home to a place they’ve never (C)been 
Coming home to a land they’ve never (G)seen
Coming (F) home to a family (c) they have never (Am)known (F) A’ Jock Tamson’s (G) bairns Are coming (C)home 
Some notes on the above:
 
In the verse,  the sequence C   C/B  Am is just a C chord “walking” down to A minor.
 
in the chorus, where I sing All Jock Tamson’s bairns…  I just lazily walk down, changing my fingering to play the notes, as I switch from F to G. But…
You could try the following chord sequence
(F) ALL (Am) JOCK (Dm)TAM (C) SONS (G) BAIRNS
because that’s what I always intended to play then got lazy.
 
I hope that helps….
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KEY of G
(G) Put a light in the window 
Your brother’s coming home 
(D)Set a meal on the table Your (G) brother’s coming home 
He’ll be tired and (C)weary After (G)all these (G/F#) years (Em)alone 
He’s coming (D)home, your brother’s coming (G)home
 
Take the chain from the door, Your sister’s coming home Open wide your arms Your sister’s coming home Don’t leave her standing there After all the pain she’s known She’s coming home, your sister’s coming home
Chorus 
(G) Coming (C)home to a place they’ve never (G)been 
Coming home to a land they’ve never (D)seen
Coming (C) home to a family (G) they have never (Em)known (C) A’ Jock Tamson’s (D) bairns Are coming (G)home 
in the chorus, where I sing “All Jock Tamson’s bairns”…  I just lazily walk down, changing my fingering to play the notes, as I switch from C to D. But…
You could try the following chord sequence
(C) ALL (Em) JOCK (Am)TAM (G) SONS (D) BAIRNS
because that’s what I always intended to play then got lazy.
LYRICS
Put a light in the window
Your brother’s coming home
Set a meal on the table
Your brother’s coming home
He’ll be tired and weary
After all these years alone
He’s coming home, your brother’s coming home

Take the chain from the door,
Your sister’s coming home
Open wide your arms
Your sister’s coming home
Don’t leave her standing there
After all the pain she’s known
She’s coming home, your sister’s coming home

CHORUS
Coming home to a place they’ve never been
Coming home to a land they’ve never seen
Coming home to a family they have never known
A’ Jock Tamson’s bairns
Are coming home

He’s been angry and afraid
Your father’s coming home
He’s been hounded and betrayed
Your father’s coming home
And with every act of kindness
A seed of hope is sown
He’s coming home. Your father’s coming home

CHORUS

Bring her in from the cold
Your mother’s coming home
Sit her down by the fire
Your mother’s coming home
Make her warm, make her welcome
Before the chance is gone
She’s coming home, your mother’s coming home

CHORUS

From Iraq and Somalia ,
Your family’s coming home
And from Syria and Gaza
Your family’s coming home
Seeking rest and refuge
They have never known
They’re coming home, Your family’s coming home

CHORUS

Open your door, our family’s coming home
Open your hearts, our family’s coming home
One kin, one family, we’re all one blood, one bone
Coming home, our family’s coming home

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