The Lonesome Sisters

 

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I Have No Mother Now (Traditional)
From CD: The Lonesome Sisters


I hear the low winds sweeping
Through every bush and tree
Where my dear mother's sleeping
Away from home and me

    Cold in the grave she's lying
    And sorrow shapes my brow
    She's gone from me to Heaven
    I have no mother now

I see the pale moon shining
On mother's white tombstone
With roses o'er entwining
They're just like me and her

    They're just me a weeping
    As sorrow shapes my brow
    She's gone from me to heaven
    I have no mother now

Sad was the hour of parting
In a voice so low and sweet
She said loved ones I'm dying
We must in Heaven meet

    Oh yes we'll meet dear mother   
    On that eternal shore
    And dwell as one in Heaven   
    Where parting comes no more

    Oh yes we'll meet dear mother   
    On that eternal shore
    And dwell as one in Heaven   
    Where parting comes no more

Here's another Civil War era version:
From The Freemason's Monthly Magazine, 1865:
(also called "Every Bush & Tree")


I HAVE NO MOTHER NOW

by Mrs. M. F. Rounds.

I HEAR the soft wind sighing

Through every bush and tree,
Where now dear mother's lying
Away from love and me.
Tears from my eyes are starting,
And sorrow shades my brow;
Oh! mournful was our parting—
I have no mother now!

I see the pale moon shining

On mother's white head-stone—
The rose bush round it twining,
Is here—like me—alone;
And just like me are weeping
These dew-drops from the bough;
Long time has she been sleeping—
I have no mother now!

My heart is ever lonely,

My life is drear and sad—
'Twas her dear presence only
That made my spirit glad.
From morning until even,
Care rests upon my brow;
She's gone from me, to Heaven—

I have no mother now!

The Lonesome Sisters Lyrics
Sarah Hawker & Debra Clifford
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