Sung by: Unknown
Recorded at the Leslie Homecoming, 6/13/63

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Just as far as I can remember,
She remained the rose of my heart.
Mom took sick along in December,
February brought us broken hearts.
The reason we've not called a family reunion,
We knew that you wouldn’t be there,
But since we thought it all over, Mama,
We know that your spirit is there.

Chorus: No, no, I can’t forget the hour.
You’re the only one, Mom, and sweeter than the flower.
No, no, there’s no need to bother;
To speak of you now would only hurt Father.

It looks so good to see us together,
But I have to look after Dad.
Oh, Mama, when I passed by your coffin,
I didn’t want to remember you dead.
They all gathered ‘round; I stared at their faces.
All heads were bowed mighty low.
But that was one time we all had to face it,
Though it hurt us so bad, you know.


Oh, no, Mama, we’ll never forget you,
And someday we’ll meet you up there.

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Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
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