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1. She labored so hard in this world below,
She didn't have things that most mothers know,
Raising her children on a widows small pay,
Washing and ironing since Dad passed away.


I want to go to heaven when this life is o'er,
I want to be with Jesus on eternity's shore,
But if I've a crown coming when rewards go around,
Please Blessed Jesus give mother my crown.

2. I didn't realize it when I was a lad,
Just how great a burden our mother had,
Adoption was offered, but Mama said no,
She raised us and taught us the right way to go.


(As recorded by the Bailes Bros.)

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