MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
A Mother's Love is a Blessing
Mary Powers NFLD 1 Tape 16 Track 6
Flatrock Audio:
Parlour song

A mother's love is a blessing, do not treat her with scorn
Don't wish her while she's living for you'll miss her when she's gone
Do not speak hasty to her cause her no moment's pain
For remember she's your mother and she loves you just the same

And in that cot there dwells beside a mother old and kind
No love like hers upon this earth you never more shall find

A mother's love is a blessing, do not treat her with scorn (etc.)

When trouble comes upon you and you know not what to do
Your mother understands it all and she will help you through
But now she's old and feeble and her hair is turning grey
For you'll never miss her value till she's placed beneath the clay

A mother's love is a blessing, do not treat her with scorn (etc.)


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Text notes: The singer reveres a mother's love.

Tune notes: A waltz, major tonality, in an abcd pattern.

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