The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Shake Hands With Mother Again

Cat. #0924 (MFH #613) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 7, 1969

VERSE 1
If I should be living when Jesus comes
An' know th day an' th hour
I'd like t' be standin' at Mother's tomb
When Jesus comes in His power

CHORUS:
It'll be a wonderful happy day
Up thar on th golden stand
When I can hear Jesus, my Saviour say,
Shake hands with Mother again

VERSE 2
I would like t' say Mother, this is your boy
You left when you went away
An' now my dear Mother it gives me great joy
To see you again today

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