Far from the Home I Love (1964)
(w) Sheldon Harnick (m) Jerry Bock. (I) Musical: Fiddler on the Roof by Zero Mostel and Julia Migenes. 1971 Film by Topol and Linda Gardner.
How can I hope to make you understand
Why I do what I do – Why I must travel to a distant land?
Far from the home I love
Once I was happily content to be as I was, where I was
Close to the people who are close to me
Here in the home I love
Who could see that a man would come
Who would change the shape of his dreams?
Helpless now I stand with him watching older dreams grow dim
Oh, what a melancholy choice this is
Wanting home, wanting him
Closing my heart to ev’ry hope but his leaving the home I love
There where my heart has settled long ago, I must go, I must go
Who could imagine I’d be wand’ring so far from the home I love
Yet there with my love, I’m home