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I Have An Aged Mother

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I Have An Aged Mother


Last night while I lay sleeping

Last night while in a dream

I saw my dear old mother

Down by a misting stream


Dont ask me why I'm weeping

Dont ask me why I pray

For I've an aged mother

Ten thousand miles away

A letter here from sister dear

Come home we're all alone

Dear mother's slowly fading

She cant be living long



Out in the cold world

Long ways from home


I'm drawing near the old home

Dear sister's at the gate

She's leading me through the doorway

Oh brother you've come to late


Oh lead me to the casket

Through back the linen so fine

That I may kiss her pale white lips

For I know they'll never kiss mine

I see the pale moon shining

On mother's whitened stones (?)

The rose buds round them twining

Are just me all alone



Out in the cold world

Left all alone