Mother Dear, Goodbye

DESCRIPTION: "I'll not be long with you, mother, I soon must say goodbye, But, mother, we shall meet again, In God's bright home on high." The singer rejoices that she(?) will join sister in heaven, and taste the joys there; she promises to pray for mother
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: death mother children
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 177, (no title) (1 text)
NOTES [40 words]: Thomas reports this to have been composed by Anna Messer on her deathbed, and that it was still being sung in 1936, 63 years after Messer's reported death. It's insipid enough to come from a dying girl -- but much too cutesy, I think. - RBW
File: ThBa177

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