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Thread #8191   Message #72397
Posted By: alison
21-Apr-99 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: A Mother's Love Is a Blessing
Subject: Lyr Add: A MOTHER'S LOVE IS A BLESSING (Keenan)^^

If no one else comes up with the tune I'll post what I know... I only remember the tune for the chorus.... the verse may be similar..... I was almost sure we had a thread for this particular song in the last year but I couldn't find it......

Here's a previous thread we had of Mother songs of the tear jerker variety.. you'll get the words posted by Mick Bracken 24/07/98 04.30

Don't forget your tissues.....



Thread #5550   Message #33256
Posted By: Brack&
24-Jul-98 - 04:30 AM
Thread Name: 'Mother Songs' of the tear-jerker variety
Subject: ADD: A Mother's Love's a Blessing ^^

A Mother's Love's A Blessing (T. P. Keenan)

An Irish boy was leaving,
Leaving his native home,
Crossing the broad Atlantic,
Once more he wished to roam,
And as he was leaving his mother,
Who was standing on the quay,
She threw her arms around his waist,
And this to him did say,

A mother's love's a blessing,
No matter where you roam,
Keep her while she's living,
You'll miss her when she's gone,
Love her as in childhood,
Though feeble, old and grey,
For you'll never miss a mother's love,
Till she's buried beneath the clay,

And as the years go onwards,
I'll settle down in life,
And choose a nice young colleen,
And take her for my wife,
And as the babes grow older,
And climb around my knee,
I'll teach them the very same lesson,
That my mother taught to me.


A song my mother taught me. Regards Mick Bracken ^^

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