I Have No Mother Now, Lyric Variant 02, Copy
 


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“I Have No Mother Now, Lyric Variant 02, Copy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 7, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31585.


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Title

I Have No Mother Now, Lyric Variant 02, Copy

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

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

Alternative Title

I Have an Aged Mother

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

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.

Chorus.
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.

Chorus
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.

Chorus
She has gone from me to heaven,
Deep sorrow shades my brow,
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.

Chorus.
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.

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

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 664

File name

113_IHaveNoMotherNow_Lyric_02_copy

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