Sweeter Than the Flowers
DESCRIPTION: Singer's mother has died and the family delays the family reunion because she will not be there. The singer recalls the funeral when they "had to face it." The chorus says they "can't forget the hour"; mother was "sweeter than the flowers"
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (recording, Roy Acuff)
KEYWORDS: grief death funeral mourning father family mother
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys, "Sweeter Than the Flowers" (1949, Columbia 20551, 2001, "Roy Acuff & The Smoky Mountain Boys - 36 All-Time Favorites," GSC Music 17036 (Vol. 2 - A 51529))
Marie Hartery, "Sweeter Than Flowers" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
NOTES: This song was recorded many times in the late 1940s but the Acuff version was the easiest for me to verify. The description follows the Acuff recording. - BS
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