MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

Tender Mother's Grave

Pat Molloy NFLD 2 Tape 16A Track 6
St. Shott's Audio:
Ballad

By the side of a clear, crystalling[sic] river
As l knelt beside my dear, old mother’s side
Gathering flowers all the days of my childhood
From her all the sorrow that is made.

Chorus:
Shall l ever see you more, gentle mother,
In the fields where those wildflowers wave
Where those golden ladders(?), they are brightly shining
In remembrance of a tender mother's grave?

All alone, without a sister or a brother,
And the one l dearly love l sadly miss
She is gone and I’m sorry for her blindness
She is gone to the dear land of the blessed.

Chorus:
Shall l ever see you more, gentle mother,
In the fields where those wildflowers wave
Where those golden ladders(?), they are brightly shining
In remembrance of a tender mother's grave?

What's a mother to her children, but all kindness?
In return caused your mother many's the pain
For there's none in this wide world like your mother
You shall never miss your mother till she's gone.

Chorus:
Shall l ever see you more gentle mother
In the fields where those wildflowers wave
Where those golden ladders(?), they are brightly shining
In remembrance of a tender mother's grave?


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