Dave_L's Tacoma Occasional

Feb. 12, 2009 at 5:39pm

That Tacoma Home O' Mine

More Tacoma Sheet Music


Almost two years ago Cole Cosgrove wrote an article for the Grit City blog about the "You'll Like Tacoma" song. 


Alan Gorsuch of Sanford and Son told me he has seen many pieces of Tacoma-themed sheet music over the years.  Here's one:  A piece copyrighted in 1923 called, "That Tacoma Home O'Mine."


You know the reason why I'm lonesome, You know the reason why I'm blue.

I got a letter from the old folks, And they are feeling lonesome, too.

I've got a longing for my hometown, The little place I'm wild about.

I'll feel very extraordinary when the train pulls out.



All aboard, I thank the Lord I'm going home to that Tacoma home o' mine.

I dropped the folks a line, To say that train o' mine, will

Rattle past Seattle, And I bet that I will get a lot of everything that

I've been longing for, I'll eat oodles of my ma's noodles, She

Hides 'em behind the pantry door. Engineer, can't you hear, "feed her coal," let her roll;

Let us cover lots of ground.  Got my fare, parlor chair, everything like a king;

'Cause you now I'm homeward bound.  I'm longing for my home, what's

More I love the apple trees, the ones I used to climb; And I'll take

Home a kiss to my Tacoma Miss in that Tacoma Home o' mine.


I'm glad the trip will soon be over, I know I'll never sleep a wink.

And still I know I won't be dreary, I'm gonna stay awake and think.

About the homestead in the morning, That little place where I can rest.

I'll feel very very, very merry, when my train starts West.


(Repeat Chrous)

comments [5]  |  posted under Sheet Music Apple Tree, Tacoma


by thriceallamerican on 2/13/2009 @ 12:48pm

by NineInchNachos on 2/13/2009 @ 1:17pm
dude! killer!

I'd like to see the horns of destiny tackle these songs then sell them.

by thriceallamerican on 2/13/2009 @ 1:32pm
Dave L, I believe your post is somewhat incomplete w/o a link to this recording by the Cameo Dance Orchestra.

by Dave_L on 2/13/2009 @ 5:43pm
"Music by Violinsky" is pretty funny.

by ixia on 2/13/2009 @ 6:56pm
Rattle past Seattle
Paddle past Seattle
Skedaddle past the praddle in Seattle..............


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