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Little Mother of Mine

Words by Walter H. Brown

Music by H.T. Burleigh

New York: G. Ricordi & Co. (1917)

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[Verse 1]

Sometimes in the hush of the evening hour,
When shadows creep from the west
I think of the twilight songs you sang
And the boy you lull'd to rest;
The wee little boy with tousled head,
That long, long, ago was thine;
I wonder if sometimes you long for that boy,
O little mother of mine!

[Verse 2]

And now he has come to man’s estate,
Grown stalwart in body and strong
You’d hardly know that he was the lad
You lull’d with your slumber song
The years have alter’d the form and the life,
But the heart is unchang’d by time
And still he is only your boy as of old
O little mother of mine,
O little mother of mine!


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