Walter Brennan – Mama Sang a Song

(God put a song in the heart of an Angel)
(And softly she sang it to me)

I get to thinking lots of times
About back when I was a lad
Of the old home place where I growed up
Of the days both good and bad

My overalls was hand-me-downs
Me shoes was full of holes
And used to walk four miles to school every day
Through the rain and the sleet and the cold

I've seen the nights when my daddy would cry
For the things that his family would need
But all he ever got was a bad-land farm
And seven hungry mouths to feed

And yet, and yet out home-fire never flickered once
'Cause when all these things went wrong
Mama took the hymn-book down
And mama sang a song

(What a friend we have in Jesus)

I been rocked to sleep many a night to the tune of What a Friend
And come morning Rock of Ages would wake me gently once again

Then daddy reached up and he’d take the bible down
And he’d read it, read it loud and long
And I always thought that maybe our home was blessed
When daddy would say, "Mamma, sing a song"

Sister left home first, I guess
Then Bob and then Tommy and then Dan
Then dad's hair was turnin' white
'n I had to be mama's little man

But it seemed that as daddy's back growed weak
Mother's faith growed strong
And them were the greatest days of all
When mama sang a song

(Rock of ages, cleft for me)
(Let me hide myself in thee)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)

I guess the house is still standin’
I don't get back much no more
No voice is left to fill them halls
'n no steps to grace the floor

But you see, my mama sings in heaven now
Around God's golden throne
But I'll always believe this world
Is a better place because, one time
My mama sang a song

(Precious memories fill my soul)
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