American Old Time Song Lyrics: 59 Mammas In Heaven

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Copyright, 1897, by N. E. Byers.
Words and Music by E. Ninian.

Two little children, a boy and a girl,
Sat by an old church door,
The girl's little feet were as brown as the curl
That fell on the dress that she wore;
The boy's coat was faded, and hat less his head,
A tear shone in each little eye.
"Why don't you run home to your mamma," I said.
And this was the maiden's reply:

"Mamma's in heaven, they took her away.
Left Jim and I alone;
We come here to sleep, at the close of the day,
For we have no mamma or home.
We can't earn our bread, we're too little," she said;
"Jim's five years, and I'm only seven.
There's no one to love us since papa is dead,
And our darling mamma's in heaven."

Papa was lost out at sea, long ago;
We waited all night on the shore.
For he was a life-saving captain, you know.
But never came back any more;
Then mamma got sick, angels took her away.
She said, to a home warm and bright;
"They'll come for my darlings," she told us, "some day,"
Perhaps they are coming to night- Refrain.

"Maybe to-night they've no room there," she said,
"Two little ones to keep."
Then placing her arm under little Jim's head,
she kissed him. and both fell asleep;
The sexton came early to ring the church hell.
He found them beneath the snow white.
The angels made room for the orphans to dwell
in heaven with mamma that night. - Refrain.
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