I Have No Mother Now, Lyric Variant 02


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I Have No Mother Now, Lyric Variant 02


One leaf, typewritten on the front. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper right corner and the lower left corner were folded into the laminate. There is some minor fraying along the top edge. There is some minor staining on the document. The document is a carbon duplicate.


Folk songs Parents -- Death -- Songs and music Grief -- Songs and music Heaven -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

I Have an Aged Mother


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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I Have No Mother Now

I hear the low winds sweeting
Through every brush and tree,
Where my dear mother's sleeping
Away from home and me.

Tears from my eyes are flowing,
And sorrow shades my brow,
Cold in the grove she's sleeping
I have no mother now.

I see the pale moon shining
On mother's white tomb stone,
The rose bush round it twining,
It's just like me alone.

It's just like me a-weeping
Cold dew-drops damp my brow,
Its' just like me a-weeping,
I have no mother now.

My life is so lonely,
My heart is troubled sore,
Her dearest presence, only,
Could make me weep no more.

She has gone from me to heaven,
Deep sorrow shades my brown,
The sacred tie is broken,
I have no mother now.

Sad was the hour of parting
She said in words so sweet,
My loved one I'm dying
We must in heaven meet.

O yes, I'll meet you Mother,
On that eternal shore
And there we'll live together,
Where parting is no more.

Come now, ye orphan children,
Who sorrow here below,
And join me in a promise,
That you'll to glory go.

Then when our labor's ended
And time shall be no more,
We'll go and live with mother
Where parting is no more.

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I Have No Mother Now, Lyric Variant 02

Document Title

I Have No Mother Now

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 664

Dimensions - Original

217 mm x 357 mm

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Paul L. Robertson