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Motherless children

 

Motherless [A]children’s is a hard time, when their [D]mother is [A]dead,

motherless children’s is a hard time, when their [D]mother is [A]dead.

they are given out in the [A7cold, [D]got nowhere to [A]go,

motherless children’s is a hard time, when their mother is [A]dead,

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Orphaned [A]children’s is a hard time [D]in this [A]world,

orphaned children’s is a hard time [D]in this [A]world.

Sister does the best she [A7]can, but she [D]really don’t under[A]stand,

orphaned children’s is a hard [E]time in this [A]world.            

 

Brother won’t feed you like mother will, when the mother’s dead,

brother won’t feed you like mother will, when the mother’s dead.

You may ask for a piece of bread, you are told to go to bed,

motherless children’s is a hard time, when their mother is dead,

 

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Friends won’t feed you like mother will, when the mother is dead,

friends won’t feed you like mother will, when the mother is dead.

They will tell you what to do, but they’ll turn the back on you,

motherless children’s is a hard time, when their mother is dead,

 

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