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Mother my own,
an appealing ballad
by Joe Solman, Ted. Garton, and George Benoit.

Boston : Ted Garton Music Co.

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I'm sad and lonely
I'm thinking only of you dear mother my own.
Oh how I miss you I long to kiss you
Why did I leave you alone.

Mother my own Mother my own
You've been a pal to me.
Each night and day
While I'm away I yearn for you constantly,
For many years I've caused you tears
Ever since I left to roam
But soon I'll be there to answer your prayer
For I miss you Mother my own.

'Tho life's been dreary
For lorn and weary I've never heard you complain.
I'm coming back to
Love and protect you
I'll never leave you again.


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