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Subject: song for my Mom
From: bet
Date: 01 May 99 - 12:51 PM

Wish I had a song for my mom. I just finished weeding her garden which she took over from me 4 years ago when she moved in. I was glad to let her do it, I could never seem to stay ahead of the weeds. Often I would come home from school and see that she had been at her flowers again. Weeding here, planting there or maybe even moving a rock that wasn't just right. It was a good flower bed for her, in the sun and people noticed it when they came to visit. Today I cleaned her flower bed, moved a rock or two and planted wild flowers, her favorite. I then read Catpaws mother in law's letter. Mothers (in-laws included) are really special people. Mine always seem to be right, oh she made her share of mistakes but don't we all. I came home one day and she had dug ALL the Iris out of the flower bed, I complained because it was the one thng that always came up and never took any work, she smiled and and said they'd come back. Last year we didn't have any Iris, but this morning as I tugged at the weeds the Iris she said would be there were, she was right. I always tried to help my mom, do what she asked, after all she was my friend. I have a regret, the night before she died she asked me to take her home, I told her I couldn't because I could not give her the care she needed, I thought I'd bring her home in a coulple of days. She just wanted to say good-bye at home and that request I denied. She knew her time had come, I did not but somehow out in her garden today she told me it was o.k. The flowers coming up and the sun will shine. I'd like a song for MY MOM, not sad for she would want it to be a happy one full of spring and life. Sorry to ramble on like this, as most of you have figured out I'm not the wordy one, that's Kat's job but I jsut had to let someone know I miss my mom and I'm sorry I couldn't bring her home. bet


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 May 99 - 01:00 PM

Jeez, Bet, the one day out of the whole year I put on makeup, yes! makeup, then come in here and read what you've written about Mom! Well, I can repair the tracks of my tears and I wouldn't have missed this for a minute. As you can see phoaks, this apple isn't far from that apple. Bet, I remember having bedding plants delivered to her, for that garden last year and they were beautiful.

And know this, dear sister, you did everything anybody could have to make Mom's last days comfortable and surrounded by your love. we all have some regrest when we look back at our past actions and decisions; I am so very sorry that I was not able to be down there to help and see her, but remember we were all there at Christmas and that was most important to her.

One song that really doesn't fit what you're looking for, but will always remind me of Mom, is what we used to sing to her, when we made her breakfast in bed, remember, "Lazy Mary will you get, will you get, will you get up in the morning"?

Now....I hafta go blow my nose, 'cause my big sis made me cry!

Love you,

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 May 99 - 01:19 PM

A mom song guaranteed to keep the tears flowing is the one Priscilla Herdman sings, "I'll love you forever"... I'l see if it's in the DT; if not I'll post it.
Kat & Bet, my mom is still here and very cherished but I dread the day when I'll have togo thru what you're experiencing now. I ache for you and extend my own motherly love to you!
Allison


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 May 99 - 01:39 PM

Sniff, sniff....that was really nice, you guys.
-Joe offer-


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 May 99 - 02:54 PM

Couldn't find the song in the DT. Here it is, as sung by Priscilla Herdman on her eponymous recording:
I'll Love You Forever

words and music by Allen Power

A young woman sings softly rocking her child Their faces aglow in the twilight. A boy who by day ran unbridled and wild, Her arms now encircle and hold tight. Her melody lingers like dew on the leaves; His eyelids grow heavy as sleep dims his sight.

REFRAIN: I'll love you forever,
Forever and always -
And sure as the tide always turns in the sea,
You are my baby and always will be.

The boy grows in stature, and deeper in years,
The warm winds of time ever blowing,
Through seasons of laughter, of toil and of tears,
And a mother's sweet love ever growing.
She sings on the eve of her son's wedding day,
With tears of joy overflowing. (Refrain)

One cold autumn evening she gives him a call,
And quickly he comes to her bedside.
Her frail fingers reach, but so weakly they fall,
And her voice grows pale as the dying firelight.
The son lifts her gently up into his arms,
And sings to her soul and the coming of night,
(Refrain: ... You are my Mama and always will be...)

Shrouded in sorrow the son returns home,
And hears a low cry on the stair.
And so, in the moonlight he sings an old song
That comforts his own daughter there. (Refrain)


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 May 99 - 03:02 PM

....not to detract from the sentiments, Allison, but wouldn't an eponymous recording by Priscilla Herdman be titled Priscilla Herdman? "I'll Love You forever," a song written by Allen Power, is on a wonderful Priscilla Herdman CD titled Forever and Always. I may be worng, but I don't think Priscilla has an eponymous recording, at least not on CD.
-Joe Offer, being picky-

But forgive the interruption. It's a wonderful song, on a wonderful album.
I may even be "wrong..."
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 01 May 99 - 03:05 PM

Bet: Do you know Gordon Bok's "Turning Toward the Morning?" It has this verse:

It's a pity we don't know
What the little flowers know.
They can't face the cold November;
They can't take the wind and snow.
They put their glories all behind them,
Bow their heads and let it go;
But you know they'll be there,
Shining, in the morning.

Seems to me your Mom knew that, too.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: The Shambles
Date: 01 May 99 - 03:17 PM

Kat and Bet.

This is a song for my mom, bless her.

Now Your Not There

The moon rose low in the sky,
Like a young eagle first trying to fly.
Before he climbs and is soaring way on high.

I don't like the rules to this game,
It's filling up my heart with pain.
Why can't things stay the same?

Don't cry, there's no surprise,
The sun has rose and set in your eyes.
Welcoming eyes now filled with tears of goodbye.

There are things I still wanted to share,
Life's empty, now you're not there.
Don't think I didn't care.

It's OK, it's just the way,
All living things fade and decay.
Sun follows moon, night follows day.

There are so many things left unsaid,
They echo around in my head.
I can speak them, now you are dead.

The moon rose low in the sky,
Like a young eagle first trying to fly.
Before he climbs and is soaring way on high.

Roger Gall 1995.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 May 99 - 03:22 PM

Okay, you guys! The makeup is coming OFF!!! Those are beautiful! Thanks you.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: sail
Date: 01 May 99 - 05:53 PM

Between the Catspaw news and responses and now this thread, I'm really feeling emotional. I copied some of the songs from the thread Alice refreshed and sure enjoyed sharing them with my mom. Loves Old Sweet Song, and especially Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, written in 1897, way before my mother was born. I had to no more than mention the title and she was singing the chorus. She has an amazing memory of old songs and songs her mother sang. Anyway, Bet, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere is for you mom. Refresh 21-Sep-97 Lovingkindness Song Circle for the beautiful lyrics.

I'm just typing away and this looks okay to me. Hope it passes muster. Left the quotation marks out for fear that would do something weird.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: sail
Date: 01 May 99 - 06:13 PM

Forgot to sign my name on that one. Penny (another Penny)


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 May 99 - 06:29 PM

Aw, Kat, you'd probably look pretty with makeup. Taking the cat off your head might improve your appearance, however.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: bet
Date: 01 May 99 - 07:47 PM

I knew someone would come through. Those songs are beautiful. Animaterra, Joe, Sandy, Shambles (love that nam e, is there a story behind it?)and sail thanks you for sharing! Sandy, I think you are right, she did know. Alright Kat, now I know what to buy you as a suprise, eye make-up! Thansk all. bet


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 May 99 - 08:20 PM

Joe, I think you're right about eponymous- well, now I'm not so sure. When my English-major hubcap is done working I'll ask him!
Allison


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Subject: Lyr Add: M-O-T-H-E-R (A WORD THAT MEANS THE...^^
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 02 May 99 - 02:29 AM

Here's one I came upon some time ago...I've never heard the tune, but I like the words... ~SingsIrish

M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means The World To Me)
-composer unknown

M is for the million things she gave me
O means only that she's growing old
T is for the tears were shed to save me
H is for her heart of purest gold
E is for her eyes with love-light shining
R means right and right she'll always be
Put them all together they spell "MOTHER"
A word that means the world to me.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 07:25 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Noreen
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 09:37 AM

Good idea, Shambles...


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 09:39 AM

Hope CarolC. gets to see this. Thanks, Shambles.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 11:58 AM

Can The Circle Be Unbroken?


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: LR Mole
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 12:00 PM

Sorry you couldn't bring her home? But there you are.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 01:04 PM

This may be presumtuous of me. If so, I apologise. This is meant as a gift. I wasn't a member when Bet started the thread. Anyhow, I'm obviously no great songwriter, and I just tried to put Bet's words into rhyme.

My Mother's Garden

I wish I had a song for Mom.
Of joy and life and laughter
Of how springtime follows winter
Now and ever after

My mom cared for my garden when she moved in with me
I was glad to let her do it, I couldn't keep up with the weeds
Sometimes, I would come home from school to find she'd been working in the flowers
Weeding here, planting there for untold peaceful hours

It was a good flower bed, and the sun it shone on all
And people always noticed it when e'er they came to call
Today I cleaned her garden, in quiet happy toil
And sowed some seeds of her beloved wildflowers in the soil

She'd dug up all the irises, one day when I came home
I complained they were the one thing that could manage on their own
She smiled and said that they'd come back, for Iris always do
And I held my tongue, for mother always knew

Last year there were no irises, and mother too had passed
I thought she'd been wrong to believe the fragile flowers could last
But this morning as I cleared debris from last year, past and gone
I found them sprouting once again, tiny, sure and strong.

And she wanted only one thing the night before she died
She wanted me to take her home, but this one thing was denied
I regret I tried to hold her here, I wanted her to stay
But she knew her time had come, only "goodbye" left to say

But this morning in the garden, she told me she'd come home
And she would always be with me, I'd never be alone
In the garden, I will know she's there and everything's alright
In the garden, I will feel her love as the flowers feel the light

I wish I had a song for Mom.
Of joy and life and laughter
Of how springtime follows winter
Now and ever after


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: John Hardly
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 02:35 PM

Thanks so much Jeri,

It wasn't written for my benefit--but it WAS.

John


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 02:47 PM

"Anyhow, I'm obviously no great songwriter" ??????

*Smiles*


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: wildlone
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 03:00 PM

Jeri, That was written from the heart thank you
dave


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Ebbie
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 04:40 PM

Springtime in glory, always springtime in glory,
Where the flowers are blooming rich and rare,
Where happy angels are singing, bells of glory are ringing,
It is springtime forever there.

From an old childhood song I remember.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: CarolC
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 04:04 AM

Thanks to both of you, Sinsull and Shambles. Seeing this thread when it was refreshed the other day was one of the many incredibly heartwarming experiences I've had here in the Mudcat since last Thursday.

Carol


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: MMario
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 08:32 AM

Jeri - not to be greedy - but do you have a tune in mind?


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 09:15 AM

No, but I will.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 04:26 PM

Here it is - chorus first and then verse. The ABC looks like it doesn't have a hope of working, but I'm too glassy-eyed from working on the computer to mess with it. I hope you like it. (I'm beginning to suspect I've stepped on someone's toes, and I do apologise if that's so.)

MIDIs, plain (3KB) or fancy (5KB) available upon request. Just send me an e-mail.

MIDI file: garden.mid

Timebase: 120

Name: My Mother's Garden
Text: Jeri Corlew
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: G
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:My Mother's Garden
M:3/4
Q:1/4=100
K:G
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B4G2|c4e2|dB5|-B4GA|B4d2|c4B2|AG5|-G4GA|B4G2|
c4B2|BA5|-A4GA|B4G2|B2c2d2|e6|-e4ef|g4f2|
e4f2|e4d2|Gg4dB|G4A2|B2c2d2|e6|-e4ef|g4b2|
a4f2|g4d2|e4GA|B4G2|c4B2|A6|-A4GA|B4G2|c4B2|
A4B2|E4GA|B4c2|A4G2|G6||


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Dec 00 - 05:41 PM

Oh, Jeri, I am sorry I missed this earlier! I don't know ABC, yet, BUT you have NOT been presumptious and I know bet will love it, too. Good thing I am not wearing any makeup, today, either, 'cause you've got me bawling my eyes out! Any chance of a midi by email, dear womon?

Oh, and my arse, you're not a songwriter! I snort in derision at your modesty!**BG** I've heard you and your songs and they and you are damn fine! Thank you, thank you! BTW, the tune you wrote for me has been on my answering machine ever since you sent it. I get lots of queries about *that tune*, everyone loves it.

Dear, dear friends, I'll send bet an email and make sure she sees this. Thank you,

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: MMario
Date: 01 Dec 00 - 09:51 PM

the tune is lovely.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Dec 00 - 11:13 PM

Kat, it means a lot that you like it, and I'll e-mail the tune. I'm happily surprised to find the other tune is getting air play!

The tune for this grabbed me and wouldn't let me go. I spent hours working on the fancier midi, and even I like it. (And I don't like most of the tunes I've written that much.) I wish MY mom were around to hear it.

A correction to the first verse:
"Sometimes, I would come home from school to find she'd been working in the flowers"
Should be:
"Sometimes, I would come to find she'd been working in the flowers"
(It's too long to sing the first way.)


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:13 AM

Oh, Jeri, thanks so much for the midis! What a gorgeous tune and, as I said in my email, what a beautiful validation for bet. That is what makes Mudcatters so incredibly wonderful...this gifting of tunes and words and care and kindness and laughter and love...thank you so much, Jeri.

You mean MY tune your write for ME is getting airplay? Where?? That is wonderful!!! And, I think you are your own worst critic, dearie, everything I've heard of yours is very melodic, well arranged, very "hummable" and that is a real test of a tune for me, that and memorability, and, yours do have both very much.

Thanks so much,

luvyaLOTSkat


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 09:34 AM

Kat, the other tune is getting airplay on your answering machine. :-)

I think about CarolC, who just lost her mother, and a local friend here who just lost his. I read Bet's words from last year, and remember my own. I tried to sing the words to the tune to see how they'd fit, and I couldn't get through it. The song is for your mom, but somehow it's for mine too.

There's a point where the immediate pain of loss begins to fade, and is replaced by the memories of love, and shared experiences. My mom didn't have a garden, but she'd swipe roadside wildflowers and plant them in the yard. And I could tell you the story of how a huge tree fell through her roof in a bad spring storm, and she went out the next day and hung Christmas ornaments on the unearthed roots...


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 10:03 AM

A Proper Sort of Gardener


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 09:34 PM

I can't think of a thread with more beautiful songs in it than this one. You are all remarkable. I feel like I should ramble on here extolling your virtues, but your words speak more eloquently to them than I could ever hope. Jeri, Roger, et al.........Simply Beautiful!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Tinker
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 11:17 PM

Okay the tears are running down my face, and I haven't even heard the tune yet. I'm lucky enough to have my mom coming up to spend a couple of days with my kids while the hubby and I go off to Miami for a couple days. I'm probably gonna cry on sight now. Jeri it's truly beautiful. The wonderful woman we bought our house from died a couple weeks ago. But she too left a legacy in the iris and peony gardens. We've added iris from our home in Boston, and lilacs from Grandma's --Memory gardens are the very best kind.

Tinker


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: durham
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 08:35 AM

I know what it is like to miss your mom, I just lost my mom, my only sister and my brother all within six weeks of each other to cancer. As a child she sang many songs to us. I have tried and tried to find lyrics of which most I know and would be happy to share...but the origin I would love to know. I found one on this site and it had a midi and I just cried and cried when I played it. She sang all these songs to my children too. I just wish I could find some of them. You will be in my thoughts as I search. Cindy


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Wavestar
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 09:23 AM

I don't know if this is appropriate, but I wrote it a couple years ago in response to a friend of mine losing her beloved grandmother. The flower theme reminded me.

Small bodies only briefly contain great spirits Although the light and voices remain in your heart contained in your own life, and spread through your hands. When you cry, remember that the rain off your cheeks will bring roses. Do not grieve too long- She would have liked to see them delighting you. -J


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 09:25 AM

Cindy, thank you for posting and I am so sorry for your loss. This is a very supportive and caring community, if you start a thread with as specific a title as you can muster, with a bit fo lyrics or title in it, they will come through for you on almost any song with lyrics, story, tune, etc.

Losing mom was almost unbearable, but losing her, along with my brother and one of my sisters would definitely be unbearable. Please know that I send you good thoughts and may you find comfort in the passage of time and the memories you have of your loved ones.

kat


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Wavestar
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 09:32 AM

I see my line breaks went away. Bog.

Small bodies only briefly contain great spirits

Although the light and voices

remain in your heart contained

in your own life, and spread through your hands.

When you cry, remember that the rain off your cheeks

will bring roses. Do not grieve too long-

She would have liked to see them delighting you.


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 09:55 AM

Beautiful, Wavestar, just beautiful...

kat


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Subject: RE: song for my Mom
From: Megan L
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:16 PM

Bet and everyone sorry for not reading the whole thread first but I just arrived back in Orkney after burying my Dad, so not the best time for long reading. I was on my way down to look after him for a few days while my brother was on holiday when word came through from my sister in law who had taken him to her house for the night. If we look for regrets we will find them but I learned from this short poem I found among his writting and asked the minister to read at the funeral.

THE FRAGRANT MEMORY

'Twas only a lovely memory That's followed me down through the years It's been both a friend and companion So near me when trouble appears It softens my judgement of others It mellows the thoughts in my mind 'Twas only a fragrant memory Yet a treasure in life I find


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