I Have An Aged Mother

The Carter Family

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Last night while I lay sleeping
Last night while in a dream
I saw my dear old mother
Down by a misting stream

Dont ask me why I'm weeping
Dont ask me why I pray
For I've an aged mother
Ten thousand miles away

A letter here from sister dear
Come home we're all alone
Dear mother's slowly fading
She cant be living long

Out in the cold world
Long ways from home

I'm drawing near the old home
Dear sister's at the gate
She's leading me through the doorway
Oh brother you've come to late

Oh lead me to the casket
Through back the linen so fine
That I may kiss her pale white lips
For I know they'll never kiss mine

I see the pale moon shining
On mother's whitened stones
The rose buds round them twining
Are just me all alone

Out in the cold world
Left all alone