BAGDAD, I AM COMING HOME

BAGDAD, I AM COMING HOME
Jud Kline
Jud Kline
Rho Chapter Phi Delta Kappa, Indianapolis, Indiana
This song was written for the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity founded in Marion, Indiana as a high school club and transformed into a national fraternity. See its web page at www.phideltakappa.org.

Lights afar I see
That seem to beckon me
To that city fair
To those olden temples rare
Love and friends await
Me at its golden gate
Oh! Bagdad I am coming to thee.
CHORUS:
Bagdad, I am coming home,
Bagdad, never more to roam
The sands are hot,
The road is very long
But I must not tarry
Ere the sun be strong,
Bagdad, open wide your gate
Bagdad, I can hardly wait,
There my “Phi Delt” brothers I will see,
Who will have a mint for me,
Bagdad, I am coming home.
‘Cross the desert sands
The third oasis stands
So my way I’ll wend
To my weary journeys [sic] end
Tho’ the road is long
I will sing this song
Oh! Bagdad I am coming home to thee.

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BAGDAD, I AM COMING HOME