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Mick Lowe Lyr Req: Mama hears her darling's prayer... (8) Help needed - obscure lyrics 19 Nov 00


Hi gang

The following is an email request I received which I am hoping one of you good folks can help us with..

"My 62 year old mother is intensifying a search begun
30 years ago to locate a verse or poem that her Irish
Catholic grandmother used to recite. She originally tried
to find it when we were young, now she'd like it for her
grandchildren. Here's what she remembers:

'Mama hears her darling's prayer,
Tucks him safely into bed,
Handies folded, peepers shut,
Nightgown white as white can be.'

Her grandmother was born in America in roughly 1869.
Mom is theorizing that it might have been something she
had to memorize for school since so much of the
learning in the late 1800's was done by rote memory.
It could also be the lyrics to an old lullaby or prayer."

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
Mick


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