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Thread #135807   Message #3985224
Posted By: GUEST,New Guest
31-Mar-19 - 06:26 AM
Thread Name: Origins: I Once Had A Dear Old Mother
Subject: RE: Origins: I Once Had A Dear Old Mother
I'm in my 70's and my mum used to sing this to me as a child. She was from Scotland. I have been surprised at the different versions. It is a very emotional song and it can still bring a tear to my eyes. I always remember it this way.

I once had a nice dear mother
who was always good to me
And when I was in trouble
she'd sit me on her knee.

One night as I lay sleeping
Upon my little bed
An Angel came from heaven
And told me my mummy was dead.

I woke up in the morning
to find that it was true
My mummy had gone to heaven
up in the skies so blue.

So listen all you children
Tho you be big or small
That when you lose your mummy
You lose the best friend of all.

They are all very