Mother's not dead, she's only a-sleeping
Just patiently waiting for Jesus to come
The birds will be singing while mother lies sleeping
They will sing o'er her as the grave sinks away.
2. Nothing seems right around the old home place
Even the place where we used to play
I love my old home way back in the mountains
But ev'rything's changed since she went away.
3. Mother was good and now she's in heaven
She was the best pal a boy ever had
I still love my home way back in the mountains
But without you, Mother, a heart ache's so sad.