Mother's Not Dead

Cat. #1009 (MFH #449) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 7, 1969

I left my ole home way back in th mountin's
For Mother an' Dad had both passed away
We follered our Mother up to th graveyard
For Mother was called t' Heaven that day

Mother's not dead, she's only sleeping
Patiently waiting, for Jesus to come
Th birds will be singing, while Mother is sleeping
They will sing on as th graves sinks away

O, how we miss her around the ole home place
O, how lonely since she went away
Mother is sleeping away back in th mountin's
Mother is sleeping away back in th hills

I go to th place where Mother is sleeping
I kneel down an' then I say a prayer
I pray that someday I'll go an' meet her
On that great Judgement day