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Mother's Only Sleeping Lyrics

Artist: Bill Monroe
Album: Father and Son

Mothers not dead, she's only a sleeping
Just patiently waiting for Jesus to come
The birds will be singing while Mother is sleeping
They will sing o'er as the grave sinks away

Well I left my old home way back in the mountains
For mother and father had both passed away
We followed our mother up to the graveyard
For mother was called to heaven that day

Oh how we miss her around the old home place
Everything seems so lonesome since she went away
Mother is sleeping way back the mountains
Yes mother is sleeping way back in the hills

Comments/Interpretations

by Lou on 10/21/2012 3:40pm
The first time I heard this song was at my mom's funeral in 1991. My cousin sang it and it has been with me ever since. Love, love this song.
by Mary Ann on 1/18/2015 10:58am
My mom use to sing this song to me when I was little she is 101 yr. old








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