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Thread #135807   Message #3098289
Posted By: ScottishVoice
18-Feb-11 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I Once Had A Dear Old Mother
Subject: Origins: I Once Had A Dear Old Mother
Hoping some 'catters can help here.

My mum used to sing this song to me when I was little and she learnt it fromy her dad. My grandad maintains he heard it from a Geordie just after WWII. He doesn't know any more about it though. I now sing it to my boys (even thought it makes me cry!!) and would love to find out a bit more about it.


I once had a dear old mother Who thought the world of me And when I was in trouble She sat me on her knee.

One night as I lay sleeping Upon my little bed An angel came from heaven and told me mum was dead.

When I awoke next morning To see if it were true My mum had gone to heaven Above the skies so blue.

So listen all ye children Young, old or small When you lose your mother You lose the best of all.

Any info greatly appreciated.