The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Raise the Window, Mother, Darling

Cat. #1169 (MFH #813) - As sung by O.B. Campbell, Vinita, Oklahoma on August 9, 1971

VERSE 1
Raise th window, Mother, darling
Air can never harm me now
Let th breeze move unmolested
It will ease my aching brow

VERSE 2
Death will soon release my sorrows
It will ease my aching heart
But I have a dying message
I must speak before we part

VERSE 3
But I have a dying message
I must speak before we part
Mother, there is one you know him
Though I cannot speak his name
How he wooed until he won me
How he tender words, he cared

VERSE 4
How he gained my affections
Vowing always to be true
That he would forever love me
If my heart was his alone

VERSE 5
That he would forever love me
If my heart was his alone
Take this ring from off my finger
Where he placed it long ago
Tell him I'll forgive an' wish him
Joy with her so soon his bride

VERSE 6
Tell him too, how dear I love him
But in silence here I die
Mother, meet your child in Heaven
One more kiss and then, goodbye
Mother, meet your child in Heaven
One more kiss and then, goodbye