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Picture on the Wall

There's an old and faded picture on the wall
And it's been hanging there for many a year
'Tis a picture of my mother and I know there is no other
That can take the place of mother on the wall

Chorus
On the wall, on the wall
How I love that dear old picture on the wall
Time is swiftly passing by and I bow my head and cry...
For I know I'll meet my mother after all

How the children all have scattered off and gone
And I have a little family of my own
And I know I love them well, more than any tongue can tell
But still I hold that dear old picture on the wall

Since I lost my dear old mother years ago
There is none to which my troubles I can go
As my banjo makes its chord, I am praying to the Lord
Let me hold that dear old picture on the wall

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com