“There’s A Mother (Always Waiting For You At Home)” lyrics

There’s A Mother (Always Waiting For You At Home)

Johnny Cash (“Personal File” album)


So you’re going to leave the old home Jim

Today you’re going away

So you’re going among the city folks to dwell

So spoke a kind old mother to her boy one summer day

If you’re mind’s made up that way I wish you well


The old home will be lonesome

We’ll miss you when you go

The birds wont sing so sweet when you’re not nigh

But if you get in trouble Jim just write and let us know

She spoke these words and then she said goodbye




If sickness overtakes you or old companions shake you

As through this world you wander all alone

When friends you haven’t any

In your pocket not a penny

There’s a mother always waiting you at home


Ten years later to this village came a stranger no one knew

His steps were halt and ragged clothes he wore

The little children laughed at him as down the lane he trod

at last he stopped before a cottage door


He gently knocked no sound he heard

He thought can she be dead?

But then he heard a voice well known to him

Was his mother’s voice but her hair had silvered by the touch of time

And she said thank God they’ve sent me home my Jim



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