I Dreamed About Mother Last Night (intro is sung): I've just been to heaven, With someone so true, I dreamed about Momma last night. She read me the Bible As she used to do I dreamed about Momma last night. (Recitation:) She never closed her eyes to sleep Till we were all in bed And on party nights till we came home She always sat and read We had little thought about it then For we were young and gay Just how much Momma worried When we children were away We only knew she never slept While we were out at night That she waited just to know That we'd all come home allright And sometimes when we'd stay away Till 1, or 2, of 3 It seemed to us that Momma heard The turning of the key For always when we'd step inside She'd call and we'd reply We were all too young back then To understand the reason why Till the last one had returned She always kept a light For momma couldn't sleep until She'd kissed us all good night. She had to know we were safe Before she went to rest For she always feared the world might harm The ones she loved the best. Once she said, ""when you are grown To women and to men, Perhaps I'll sleep the whole night through It might be different then"" So it seemed that night and day We knew our mother's care For always when we got back home We found her waiting there. Then came the day We were called together 'round her bed ""The children are all with ya now"" The kindly doctor said Then in her eyes there gleamed again That old-time tender light That told that she waited Just to know we made it home allright She smiled that old farmiliar smile And prayed to God to keep Her children safe from harm throughout the years, And then she went asleep. (ending is sung:) My dream is a treasure that I'll always keep I dreamed about Momma last night... This recitation was recorded in the USA by Hank Williams Sr, and Red Sovine, and in Ireland by John Kerr, and Larry Cunningham. The only version still available is by Larry Cunningham on a cassette called ""Larry Cunningham and the Original Mighty Avons Reunion Tape"" Ritz Records Catalogue #417. Ritz Records, 5/6 Lombard Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. BO'B BO'B OCT98
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