Dock Boggs - Drunkard's Lone Child
I'm alone, all alone; my friends all have fled.
My father, he's a drunkard; my mother, she is dead.
I'm a poor little child and I wander and weep
For the voice of my mother to sing me to sleep.
CHORUS [SAME MELODY]: I'm alone, all alone, in this cold world so wild.
God look down and pity a drunkard's lone child.
In pity look down and hasten to me
And take me to dwell with mother and thee.
She sleeps on a hill in a bed of cold clay.
How sad it did seem to lay mother away!
She is gone with the angels and none do I see.
So dear is the face of my mother to me. CHORUS
It is springtime on earth and the birds are so glad.
I listen and I wonder; my heart is so sad.
Sweet flowers around and strangers pass by,
But the form of my mother no longer is nigh. CHORUS
Last night in my dreams she seemed to draw near.
She kissed me as sweetly as when she was here.
She smiled on me too and fondled my brow,
And she whispered: "Sleep on; I'm a-watchin' you now." CHORUS