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There's No One Like Mother to Me

Sadly I'm thinking to- 4 night
1 Thinking of days long gone 5 by
1 Memories of childhood so 4 bright
Come 1 back as a 5 dream with a 1 sigh

I'm thinking of friends and of home
In that cottage far over the sea
Oh no matter wherever I roam
There's no one like mother to me

There's 4 no one like mother to 1 me
No matter how poor she may 5 be
I'll go 1 back to that home o'er the 4 sea
There's 1 no one like 5 mother to 1 me

When I left that old home o'er the sea
Kissed them goodbye at the gate
Somebody whispered to me
A gentle voice asked me to wait

Her blessing she gave with a kiss
And tears on her cheeks I could see
Oh how often that sweet face I've missed
There's no one like mother to me

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.