Carter Family Song Lyrics & Chords:
Poor Little Orphaned Boy

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Poor Little Orphaned Boy


My [G]mother died when I was young

My [D]sisters they were [G]sad

They lay there hands upon my head

And [D[taught me how to [G]pray


So [G]now my mother she's [C]gone to rest

In the [G]land of purist [D]joy

And I [G]wonder if she thinks of me

Her [D]poor little orphan [G]boy

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When I was only two years old

I never shall forget

A parting kiss she gave to me

I sometimes feel it yet

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When I was sick and every hour

She watched me as I lay

And with her kind and gentle hand

She soothed me tenderly

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So now I press this world alone

Her love with me shall stay

And from the throne above the skies

Her smiles shall rest on me