MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
I'm Lonely Since My Mother Died
Mrs. August Molloy NFLD 2 Tape 17A Track 7
St. Shott's Audio:
Ballad

As I roved out one evening clear
Down by a river I did stray
There I spied a comely maid
Those very words I heard her say

Chorus:
I'm lonely since my mother died
My friends and comrades turned on me
Do not smile because I cry
I’m lonely since my mother died

My father he was married twice
He brought a stepmother into me
She beats and turns me out-of-doors
Whenever I mention mother's name

I looked my father in the face
And unto him did softly say
I never hear you speak of mother's name
Since God have taken her away

Kind friends a warning take by me
You all have mothers old and grey
Do not cause them any pain
You never will regret the day

Chorus:
I'm lonely since my mother died
My friends and comrades turned on me
Do not smile because I cry
I’m lonely since my mother died


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