MOTHER'S NOT DEAD (She's Only A-Sleeping)
Recorded by : Roy Acuff; Charlie Monroe; Vernon Oxford.
I Left my old home way back in the mountains
Mother was called to heaven that day
They carried my mother up to the graveyard
Ev'rything's lonesome since she went a-way.
Mother's Not Dead, she's only a-sleeping
Just patiently waiting for Jesus to come
The birds will be singing while mother lies sleeping
They will sing o'er her as the grave fades a-way.
Nothing seems right around the old home place
Even the place where we used to play
I love my old home way back in the mountains
But ev'rything's changed since she went away.
Mother was good and now she's in heaven
She was the best pal a boy ever had
I still love my home way back in the mountains
But without you mother, a heart aches so sad.
(Contributed by Monique - July 2004)