It is set to an un-named tune by Sr Madeline Cuddy FSC. This has 4/4 time signature and is a major key - originally D, with the first few notes being AGF.
It was first published in England by Kevin Mayhew Ltd in 1977 in Hymns Old and New - A Hymn Book for the Irish Church - and subsequently has been included in a number of other hymnals from Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
The only current sources of sheet music that have been found are these hymn-books:
- Catholic Hymns Old and New - 2009 edition (it's not clear which other edition the song is in).
- Celebration Hymnal for Everyone, McCrimmon Publishers.
Solo singer with guitar (possibly the original recording):
Youth choir with guitar and harmonica accompaniment:
LyricsThe full lyrics are copyright, so cannot be reproduced here. But they are available on this website - presumably under license.
The song starts with a five-line chorus, and has three verses. This is a rough outline:
Follow me, follow me, leave your home ....
The foxes have their holes ...
If you would follow me ...
Although I go away ...
Chord PatternThe full tune cannot be provided here, because it is copyright. But below is a guitar chord patter which some people have used to accompany it.
A7 D A7 D G D
D B Em A7 D A7 D G D A7 D
Em A7 D G F#
Bm F#m G Em F#m D A7 D