Drunkard's Plea

Cat. #1049 (MFH #747) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on March 11, 1970

Lord, have mercy, on me
Was a kneelin' drunkard's plea
As he knelt there, on th ground
I knew that God, in Heaven, looked down

As I went home that night
To see my Mother, my hearts delight
As I staggered thru th gate
I knew that I had come to late

Three years has passed since she went away
Her Son is sleepin' beside her, today
I know that in Heaven his Mother will see
That God has heerd a drunkard's plea