American Old Time Song Lyrics: 17 Mother, I Was Not To Blame
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 17
MOTHER, I WAS NOT TO BLAME.
Oft hast thou told me, mother dear,
Subtle man I'd cause to fear,
Thou, a saint in yonder skies,
Still thy warning voice I prize;
But, if he would still pursue,
Mother dear, what could I do?
Let this little tear proclaim,
Mother, I was not to blame.
Sadly beats my breaking heart,
From one form so loved to part;
Oh! how hard my lonely lot-
Still to live by him forgot!
Though remembrance wake a sigh,
Though pale sorrow dim mine eye-
Let my silent tear proclaim,
Mother, I am not to blame