Sung by: W.P. Detherow
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 6/28/52

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Out in this cold world alone,
Walking about the streets,
Asking a penny each day,
Begging for something to eat.

Chorus: Nobody's darling on earth,
Heaven will merciful be,
For I'm nobody's darling;
Nobody cares for me.

No one to kiss me goodnight,
No one to put me to bed,
Up in the attic alone,
Weeping over those who are dead.


Often at night when I kneel,
Uplifting my sorrowful eyes,
Asking Mama to smile
Down on her child from the skies.

Then my grief is all passed--
Mama in Heaven I see--
For I'm somebody's darling;
Somebody cares for me.

Somebody's darling on earth,
Heaven will merciful be,
For I'm somebody's darling;
Mama will care for me.

Also found in Randolph, Vol. IV, #723, "I'm Nobody's Darling on Earth."

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