American Old Time Song Lyrics: 48 Will I Ever See My Mothers Face Again

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 48

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1895, by Goetz & Co.
Words by J. M. Ritzheimer. Music by C. R. Muller.

How often do I sit, just before the lights are lit,
And memories of home I fondly dream,
And I'm once again a lad, racing thro' the field like mad.
Or lying 'neath the willow by the stream;
My cottage home is still in the shallow of the hill,
Just a step beyond the elite down in the lane,
Then I suddenly awake, for I feel my heart will break-
Ah, could I see my mother's face again.

Could I but see my mother's face again,
I ne'er would cause her sorrow, care or pain;
What joy 'twould be to me, her dear old face to see-
Will I ever see my mother's face again?

I've traveled many miles, but the thought of her dear smile
Has cheered my lonely pilgrimage for me;
Now my weary head I'd rest 'gainst my mother's loving breast,
Then once again at perfect peace I'd be.
But an exile from my home doomed this great wide world to roam;
My longing and my prayers are all in vain,
For a letter to me read, "Your mother dear is dead."
Will I ever see my mother's face again?- Chorus.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III