She said, my son, I beg of you
I have a wish that must come true
The last thing you can do for Mama

Please promise me that you will stay
And take my place while I'm away
And give the children love each day
I had to cry, what could I say

How hard I tried to find a word
I prayed she would not see me cry
So much to say that should be heard
But only time to say goodbye to Mama

They say in time that you forget
Yet still today, my eyes are wet
I tell myself to smile for Mama

Now soon there'll be another spring
And I will start remembering
The way she loved to hear us sing
Her favorite song, Ave Maria

Ave Maria

The children have all grown up now
I kept my promise to Mama
I cannot guide them anymore
I've done my best, all for Mama

Ave Maria

Still it seems so very small
For all she did for me
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For Mama Lyrics

Jerry Vale – For Mama Lyrics