When it's lamp lighting time in the valley
Then in dreams I go back to my home.
I can see that old lamp in the window
It will guide me where ever I roam.
2. In the lamplight each night I can see her
As she rocks in her chair to and fro'
Tho' she prays that I'll come back to see her
Still I know that I never can go.
3. Now she lights up that lamp and sits waiting
She knows not the deeds I have done.
But I'll change all my ways and go see her
Up in Heaven when life's race is run.
4. When it's lamp lighting time in the valley
And the shadows of night gently fall
It is then that I long for the valley
And I miss you, Mother dear, most of all.