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The Old Home Calls

The Old Home Calls is a poem that L.M. Montgomery published in the 1 April 1909 issue of The Youth’s Companion, a Boston periodical. It was reprinted several times in newspapers and anthologies and most recently appears in A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921.

First Line

Come back to me, little dancing feet that roam the wide world o’er


Montgomery, L.M. “The Old Home Calls.” The Youth’s Companion (Boston), 1 April 1909, 160.

Also in Breckenridge News (Cloverport, KY), 26 May 1909, 3.

Also in Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 11 June 1909, 4.

Also in Omaha (NE) Daily Bee, 11 June 1909, 6.

Also in Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), 14 June 1909, 4.

Also in Detroit Free Press, 20 June 1909, Feature Magazine, 4.

Also, unsigned, in Denver (IN) Tribune, 24 June 1909, 2.

Also, unsigned, in Roann (IN) Clarion, 25 June 1909, 7.

Also, unsigned, in Bedford (IN) Daily Mail, 7 July 1909, 3.

Also, unsigned, in Worth County Index (Northwood, IA), 15 July 1909, 7.

Also in Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg), 19 July 1909, 9.

Also in Canadian Poets, chosen and edited by John W. Garvin, 358. Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart, 1916.

Also in Canadian Poets and Poetry, chosen and edited by John W. Garvin, 358. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1916.

Also in The Watchman and Other Poems, 130–31.

Also in Woman’s Century, 7 June 1921, 2.

Also in Canadian Poets, edited by John W. Garvin, 234. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1926.

Also in A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, 19.

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