by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Leave me with my mother
Language: English 
Leave me with my mother for her voice is sweet, 
Sweetest, sweetest melody 
Leave me with my mother, for she clings to me, 
Fondly, fondly clings to me! 

Leave me with my mother, for I love her more, 
Far more, far more than you know, 
Leave me with my mother, for her heart is pure, 
Purer, purer than snow. 

Leave me with my mother, and her prayers of love, 
Fervent, fervent prayers of love, 
Leave me with my mother, she is heard above, 
Kindly, kindly heard above. 

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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 12
Word count: 87