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Little Bessie TML # 006104
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Bluegrass, THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN do a version of this song.
1. Hug me close, dear mother, closer
Put your arms around me tight
For I'm cold and tired dear mother
And I feel so strange tonight

2. Something heards me here, dear mother
Like a stone upon my breast
And I wonder, mother, wonder
Why you do as I cannot rest

3. All the day hard you were working
And I lay upon my bed
I was trying to be passionate
And to think of what you said

4. Just before the lads were lying
Just before the children came
While the room was very quiet
I heard someone call my name
5. Come up here my little Bessie
Come up here and live with me
Where little children never suffer
Through the long eternity

6. In the solemn hour of midnight
In the solemn is coming dear
Lying on her mother's bosom
Little Bessie fell asleep

7. Now up yonder at the portals
That are shining very fair
Little Bessie now is tended
By her Savior's loving care
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