I've just been to heaven with someone so true
I dreamed about Mama last night
She read me the Bible as she used to do
I dreamed about Mama last night
She never closed her eyes to sleep
Till we were all in bed
And on party nights till we came home
She always sat and read
We had little thought about it then
For we were young and gay
Just how much Mama worried
When we children were away
We only knew she never slept
While we were out at night
That she waited just to know
That we'd all come home alright
And sometimes when we'd stay away
Till 1 or 2 or 3
It seemed to us that Mama heard
The turning of the key
For always when we'd step inside
She'd call and we'd reply
We were all too young back then
To understand the reason why
Till the last one had returned
She always kept a light
For Mama couldn't sleep until
She'd kissed us all good night
She had to know we were safe
Before she went to rest
For she always feared the world might harm
The ones she loved the best
Once she said, "When you are grown
To women and to men
Perhaps I'll sleep the whole night through
It might be different then"
So it seemed that night and day
We knew our mother's care
For always when we got back home
We found her waiting there
Then came the day
We were called together 'round her bed
"The children are all with ya now"
The kindly doctor said
Then in her eyes there gleamed again
That old-time tender light
That told that she waited
Just to know we made it home alright
She smiled that old familiar smile
And prayed to God to keep
Her children safe from harm throughout the years
And then she went asleep
My dream is a treasure that I'll always keep
I dreamed about Mama last night
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